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BLACK HISTORY LESSON
November 2021
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University of Tennessee Names Two Dorms In Honor of The First Black Students
By Vivian Shipe, AHERN Reporter - November 2021 

Once they couldn't step on campus...let alone sleep there...

Today.....not one but TWO dorms are named in honor of the first Black students, Dr. Theotis Robinson, Jr. and Dr. Rita Sanders Geier. They were the first two black students to graduate from the University of Tennessee and to fight for equality of higher education in the whole state!!

November 2021
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November 2021

The University of Tennessee Erected Four Statues of Black Athlete Trailblazers
By Vivian Shipe, AHERN Reporter

The University of Tennessee erected four statues of Black athlete trailblazers: Lester McClain, first African-American player at the University of Tennessee; Jackie Walker, first African American-All American University of Tennessee; Condredge Holloway, first African-American Quarterback in the SEC; and Tee Martin, first quarterback to win a national championship in the SEC. The statues were erected in front of Neyland Stadium.

September 2021
By Jim Wallace - https://www.flickr.com/photos/publicresourceorg/494095093, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12766376

Ruth Simmons is the first African American to be named President of an Ivy League university.  She is also the first African American woman to lead any major university in the United States. Simmons was sworn in as the 18th President of Brown University in autumn 2001 and the University’s first woman President.

Simmons received her Bachelor’s Degree from Dillard University in 1967, graduating with honors. She then received both her M.A. and PhD. degrees in Romance Literature from Harvard University in 1970 and 1973.

Source: blackpast.org/african-american-history/simmons-ruth

September 2021
McLaughlin photo by jenaragon94 - Flickr, CC BY 2.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=108155008; Muhammad photo by Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil - agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/rio-2016/foto/2016-08/noite-de-atletismo-no-engenhao, CC BY 3.0 br, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50759352
September 2021

Tokyo, JP- Sydney McLaughlin (left) wins a gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles in the Tokyo Olympics by setting a world record, 51.46, breaking her previous WR of 51.90.  She overtook former gold medalist, Dalilah Muhammad (right) (silver) down the stretch, who also broke her WR of 52.16 set in the 2016 Rio Olympic with a time of 51.58.