Black 14 Players to Return to UW for Black History Month
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Seven members of the Black 14 will return to the University of Wyoming campus this week to take part in the school's celebration of Black History Month.
Fourteen members of Wyoming's 1969 football team were dismissed for wanting to wear black armbands in the Cowboys' game against BYU that season to protest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' former policy barring black men from the priesthood.
As Wyoming holds events in honor of Black History Month, Black 14 members will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the school's African American and Diaspora Studies Program.
UW Chief Diversity Officer Emily Monago says it will be the largest known gathering of the Black 14 members back on campus.