History in Their Own Words: UW-Madison’s First African American Assistant Coach Lewis Ritcherson

In the years following World War II, African American athletes joined UW teams in larger numbers, and for decades, they were the most visible minority students on campus. But they often faced obstacles and discrimination. …

Sagashus Levingston: Teaching About The Infamous Mothers of Black History

Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Harriet Tubman. Every year during Black History Month, millions of students and adults alike learn about the respectable, well-known black leaders from America’s past. …