Thursday, February 05, 2009

"UTEP Celebrates Black History"

Adapted from Mr. Justin Anthony Monarez, The UTEP Prospector. Tuesday, February 3, 2009.

"Maceo Dailey, director of African American studies said [that] The University of Texas at El Paso is also a landmark for African American history

"In 1966, UTEP, formerly known as Texas Western College, started five black players in their victorious national championship game.

"This decision not only changed the face of college athletics, but helped the civil rights movement."

Mr. Justin Fontenot quoted!

"[S]aid Mr. Justin Fontenot, historian of the Black Student Union, I feel pretty proud because it's just advancements for African Americans just coming back from the days of marching and being bit by dogs and water hoses to actually being a figure head for the country ..."

A good read !!


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