The University of Wyoming needs a BLACK 14 MONUMENT on campus!!!!!
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As a high school student who has been studying the Black 14's history all year, I realized that there is currently NO proper monument anywhere on the UW campus for these men, only a small bronze sculpture that is currently located inside the Student Union Building, which I recently visited. Although this sculpture of a clenched fist (designed in 2002 by Guadalupe Barajas) is beautiful and holds a lot of meaning, it got me thinking... the more I learn about this moment in civil rights history, I cannot ignore the fact that the huge impact these 14 UW Cowboy football players made in history deserves SO much more!! Especially on this campus for future generations to view and learn from. This is long overdue!!
The 50th Anniversary of the Black 14 incident is less than 2 years away! What better way for the University of Wyoming to show their respect and support for these heroes and for ALL African American student athletes than by building this BLACK 14 MONUMENT on their campus!!! These football players made a huge sacrifice! A Beautiful, more Permanent, outdoor monument near the War Memorial Football Stadium would be a dream if we can make it happen!!
This is the first step in gaining awareness. Please sign my petition and share this with all of your friends!! Thank you!
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