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Black History Month: Wyoming's Black 14 Showed the Power of Principle

This February, Sports Illustrated is celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting a different iconic athlete or group of athletes every day. Today, SI looks back on the legacy of the Black 14.

The 14 African-American members of the 1969 University of Wyoming football team showed what the power of protest and principle.

Earl Lee, John Griffin, Willie Hysaw, Don Meadows, Ivie Moore, Tony Gibson, Jerry Berry, Joe Williams, Mel Hamilton, Jim Isaac, Tony Magee, Ted Williams, Lionel Grimes and Ron Hill proved that, often, protest and sacrifice can help bring down—and will assuredly outlast—the institutionally racist policies that create and maintain oppression.