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Black Protest / University Wyoming #442993

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 22, 1969
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(Studio) West Athletic Conf. to hear complaints of black athletes. 14 blacks suspended from University Wyoming football team for protesting Mormon's racist policy toward priests.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Laramie, Wyoming) University Wyoming beat Brigham Young University 40-7, without 14. Game shown. [Wyoming Football Player Willie HYSAW - says coach didn't know how to react to us as black men.] [Coach Lloyd EATON - says protests don't fit into football program.] [Player Ron HILL - says he didn't give us a chance to say why we came to see him.] [EATON - says rest of team vowed to do the best they could.] Bd of Trustees and Governor Stan Hathaway support coach. Student Association condemned players' dismissal. Faculty-Senator recommended they be suspended temporarily and set up committee to study issue. Black athletes advocate not playing BYU.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

Huntley, Chet;
Kent, Arthur

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