Thanks to Colorado magazine for story on THE RIGHT THING TO DO: Chapter 6 tells untold story of CU football backing down Jim Crow in Miami

By Jamie Miller, Yellow Scene Magazine In the midst of their locker-room celebration of Iowa State in the 1961 College Football Playoffs, the University of Colorado Boulder Buff’s chose to take a stand. “We didn’t care if we stayed in Miami Beach, but wherever we stayed, we were staying together and eating together as a team, or we weren’t going at all,” said Joe Romig, 1961 University of Colorado Boulder football team captain. (Shanahan, 2024, pp.77). They explained…

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College Football Hall of Famer Joe Romig and teammate John Meadows to join me at Boulder Book Store, 6:30 pm, May 7

“THE RIGHT THING TO DO, The True Pioneers of College Football integration in the 1960s” By Tom Shanahan. Foreword by Ruffin McNeill Read the review of my book from Kirkus Reviews. The Kirkus verdict: Get it! Click here for book purchase links. Book signing featuring Colorado football alums Joe Romig and John Meadows. Event: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 at Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado. Registration information: Tom Shanahan -- "The Right Thing to Do," with…

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Letter to Mel Tucker on Michigan State history

Photo: Duffy Daugherty's Time magazine cover, Oct. 8, 1956. To Coach Mel Tucker: Welcome back to Michigan State. Welcome back to college football, 2020. You've got plenty on your mind now that the Big Ten has re-launched its season, so here s a refresher course on what Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad players and the southern Black high school coaches that laid the tracks meant to changing the face of college football. Your two seasons as a graduate assistant…

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