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1902 Matthew Washington Bullock was an end on the Dartmouth football team and competed on the school's track and field team from 1901-03. He was named a Walter Camp honorable mention All-American in 1902. Bullock, born to slave parents in Dabney, N.C., was the first African-American to compete in football at Dartmouth and he was the second among the Ivies. Following graduation in 1904, Bullock was named the head coach at Massachusetts Agricultural College (now the University of Massachusetts), the first African-American head coach at a predominantly white college. Bullock earned a law degree from Harvard in 1907 and coached at the high school level and Atlanta Baptist College (now Morehouse College) before turning to practice law. He practiced law in Boston until he retired in 1949.

1914 The best runner of a family of six Ivy League athletes, William Richard Randolph Granger Jr. claimed the New England Intercollegiate Championship in the 880-yard run, clocking a 1:58. Granger also made some noise when he beat Olympic hero Mel Sheppard in the half-mile in Newark as a collegian. After graduating from Dartmouth, Randolph earned his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.

1917 Talley Robert Holmes, a 1910 graduate of Dartmouth College, was among the founders of the American Tennis Association (ATA) in 1916 and he became the first national champion in 1917. The ATA was formed because the National Tennis Association excluded all people of color at the time. And Holmes was clearly the class of the nation at the time, winning the individual championship four times and claiming the doubles crown eight more times. A native of Washington, D.C., Holmes had an amazing career outside of tennis. He served as an interpreter and intelligence officer in World War I. Upon returning to Washington, D.C., he taught German, French, Latin, and mathematics in the District school system. While teaching, he studied law at Howard Universiy and recieved a degree in 1924. Mr. Holmes also owned Whitelaw Hotel, which was the largest hotel available to African-Americans in Washington at the time. All the while, he was laying the groundwork in the ATA Championships, which would eventually crown both Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson as champions. Holmes died on March 10, 1969 in D.C. at age eighty.

1955 Richard Fairley hit a buzzer-beater to give his Dartmouth Big Green a win over Connecticut in the title game of the New England Championship. Fairley would go on to a wide variety of success in the field of education, including a citation for Outstanding Service from the Department of Education ••• Southern Christian Leadership Conference focused on voter registration through its Crusade of Citizens in 22 cities to at least double the registration of black voters in the South. Dr. Martin Luther King, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, and Lester B. Granger meet with President Eisenhower in the Oval Office on the matter. Granger, then head of the national Urban League, had been a runner for the Dartmouth Big Green.

1965 Edgar Holley '66 was named first team All-Ivy as a linebacker on Dartmouth's undefeated (9-0-0) Ivy League championship team that was also awarded the Lambert Trophy. He was the first African-American athlete in any sport at Dartmouth to earn All-Ivy recognition. He was the first African-American All-Ivy honoree from any Ivy institution in the sport of football.

1967 Former Big Green rower David Dawley became the 'Only White Vice Lord,' joining a notorious gang in Chicago and helping the Conservative Vice Lords become an agent for good in the Lawndale community.

1970 Willie Bogan became the first black Ivy Leaguer to become a Football Academic All-American and follows it by becoming an NCAA Postgraduate scholar and a Rhodes scholar ••• John Jackson becomes the first African-American coach for the Dartmouth athletic department when he names an assistant football coach. A member of the legendary Bob Blackman's staff, Jackson helps lead Dartmouth to its third undefeated season (9-0-0), the Ivy League championship and the Lambert Trophy.

1974 The Ivy basketball season began with three black head coaches with Tom Sanders at Harvard, Ben Bluitt at Cornell and Marcus Jackson at Dartmouth. Of the more than 200 major college programs at the time, fewer than 10 had African-American head coaches.

1975 Reggie Williams became the first black wrestler named first-team All-Ivy League, but he is better know for his exploits on and off the football field. Williams starred for the Cinninati Bengals from 1976 to 1989. He was the first African-American to be named first-team All-Ivy League in football three times ••• Dartmouth's 4 x 400 relay team, made up of four African-Americans, has a superb outdoor season. Carl Worrell, Richard Nichols, Ken Norman and Torch Coburn combine to win the Heptagonal championship in what was then a meet record time of 3:13.3. At the IC4A meet, Dartmouth and Villanova finished in the identical time of 3:09.5, but the nod was given to the Wildcats. That remains the second fastest time in Dartmouth history.

1981 Basketball standout Larry Lawrence became the first African-American in school history to be named as an Ivy League Player of the Year.

1987 Reggie Williams, who had starred for the Cincinnati Bengals, was named as the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year as one of the Athletes Who Care. Williams was the first African-American to be named All-Ivy League first-team three times.

1993 Melissa McBean '97 of Dartmouth is named the Ivy League rookie of the year in women's soccer, becoming the first African-American to do. She would also be named as first team All-Ivy in that season. She is voted first team All-America in 1993. The forward would go on to earn first team All-Ivy recognition as a sophomore, junior and senior.

1999 The Ivy League celebrated its 25th year of women's championships during the 1998-99 academic year. In honor of the many women who have excelled in their sport, the League announced its Silver Anniversary Honor Roll. Twelve African-American women were named to the list. From Dartmouth was for soccer star Melissa McBean '97.

2002 Former women's basketballer Sherryta Freeman brings the Ivy Black History Month celebration to a new level with features and detailed school-by-school history. Freeman is now an Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at Temple ••• Peter Roby, a 1979 graduate and former co-captain of the Men's Basketball team, is named the new Director of Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society. Formerly the Vice President of U.S. marketing for Reebok International, Roby brought 20 years of experience in athletics and marketing to the Sport in Society Center -- including a stint as the head coach at Harvard University.

2003 Sports Illustrated named its 101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports and four of the selections had Dartmouth backgrounds. They were former Big Green basketball player Kery Davis of HBO, two Datmouth footballers, Jimmie Lee Solomon of MLB and Reggie Williams of Disney, and Pamela Wheeler of the WNBA.

2004 Dartmouth's Mustafa Abdur-Rahim staked his claim to the title of best decathlete ever from a Northeastern university. He crushed the ECAC record early in the outdoor season and matched the performance at the NCAAs (taking third) and at the Olympic Trials. He would repeat as an All-American again in 2005.

2005 In his first season as head coach, Dartmouth men’s basketball coach Terry Dunn engineered a stunning turnaround, taking the Big Green from a three-win season in 2003-04 (3-25 overall, 1-13 Ivy) to 7-7 in Ivy League play (10-17 overall) in 2004-05, good for a tie for third place with Harvard and Yale and just one game behind second-place Cornell.