In a show of unity and forgiveness, the University of Wyoming’s Black 14 football players delivered hundreds of pounds of food to Cathedral Home for Children in Laramie on Monday.
Coalition of dismissed Black football players and the institutions they battled 50 years ago will fight food insecurity with semi-trailers of provisions delivered to their communities.
Dismissal from the 1969 Wyoming football squad was one of many racial indignities and dangerous encounters the Black 14 football players experienced. In the post-George Floyd era, they are telling their other stories.
Seven of the 11 surviving members of the group, who were honored in Laramie five decades after being dismissed for activist arm bands, sat for Laramie photographer Mike Vanata.
Down a Laramie alleyway lurk ghosts of Wyoming’s past, where territorial suffragettes stand with black football players and activists with angel wings