Eponyms in College Football and Black Pioneers in Sports

A photo of George Jewett, an American athlete who became the first African-American player on the University of Michigan football team

A piece in the Chicago Tribune explores the legacy of Black sports pioneers. Only recently was a trophy named for George Jewett, the first African-American football player at the University of Michigan. Andrew Golden concludes: “We must demand that schools and programs do more to honor Black players and coaches. This is about more than just awards. It’s about the stories that need to be told and the figures who need to be recognized — because too many Black athletes have proved themselves worthy but haven’t gotten their proper respect.”


Read more at The Chicago Tribune.