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Athletes Backed by Blacks

Date: October 10, 1969

Author: unknown

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Description: This October 10, 1969 article published in the Guilford College student newspaper, The Guilfordian, reports on a demonstration by African American students regarding grooming policies for athletes. While the school’s policy mandated short hair on athletes, black athletes argued that Afro hairstyles were a critical part of black identity.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Guilfordian

Repository: Guilford College

Item#: 2.19.1102

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