Flipping the bird to racists in 1958, Buffalo style

I can’t say I’ve ever been prouder of both my alma mater and the city I’m from. This is a companion piece that accompanied an Outside the Lines episode that aired this past Sunday spotlighting the University at Buffalo’s decision to turn down the – until now – only bowl bid in its 102 year football history because the teams two African-American players were told they weren’t welcome. Even today, UB is ahead of the game as the only DI-A school whose Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and Men’s Basketball Coach are all African-American.

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2 Responses to “Flipping the bird to racists in 1958, Buffalo style”

  1. Michael Bacon Says:

    What a great piece. Thanks for sharing this. I was 10 years old at the time, growing up in California. Seeing this puts the recent election in sharp relief and I think you can certainly be proud of your alma mater.

  2. quantummoxie Says:

    Thanks. It does really bring to bear just how historic this election was. And the university (not to mention the city) does not often get the respect it deserves and so it was good to see it presented in a positive light.

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