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Racism / Black Athletes / Bates Seven #197343

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 05, 2001
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Dan Harris) The story of "the gentleman's agreement" in which whites-only colleges could request that northern schools like New York University bench its black athletes like football player Leonard Bates featured; 1940s footage shown; details given of the cutting edge activism by NYU's "Bates Seven," who were suspended for protesting the gentleman's agreement. [New York University alumna Anita Kreiger APPLEBY - recalls what happened.] [New York University history department professor Jeffrey SAMMONS - talks about the racist practices of the 1940s.] The benching of famous singer/actor Paul Robeson while a football player at Rutgers University recalled; photos shown. [New York University Lynne BROWN - comments on this chapter in history.]

Brown, Aaron;
Harris, Dan

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