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Date Posted: 10:06:52 08/11/17 Fri
I have no idea what was going on at Yale in 1959 (except for the fact our football team was undefeated and untied through its first six games, and then lost two of its last three to Colgate and Princeton), but the references to the Black Panther trial in 1970 bring me back to my time on campus. The big difference from today, it seems to me, is the mutual respect that existed between students and faculty back then. The idea that a faculty member would get called out and denounced to his face in a residential college quadrangle is something that wouldn't have happened in the sixties and seventies, however wild and wooly that time may have been.
Thanks, Go Green for attaching the article from Tennessee, the author of the response to the young woman at Yale, Bart Whiteman, was an All-Ivy League guard on Yale's championship teams of '67-69. Bart started the last of those two years, and was a hugely stabilizing force on the very youthful '69 champions, as he was one of only two returning offensive starters on that team. Come to think of it, the 1969 Yale co-champs must be the only team in Ivy history to have lost 9 starters on offense, and still registered a championship. Sadly Bart passed away around ten years ago.
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