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February 28, 2011

2011 Black History Month Features

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League celebrated Black History Month 2011 with a month-long, video series on IvyLeagueSports.com entitled Celebrating The Dream.

Featuring a new video each week day during the month of February, the series was a collection of video interviews by Ivy League student-athletes, coaches and administrators reflecting on the significance of Black History Month, the impact of individuals on their lives from family members to historic figures and this year’s recognition of the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of Negro History Week, the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans in 1926. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

Click on an individual's name below to view the video.

Date Name
Tuesday, February 1    Tommy Amaker, Harvard men's basketball head coach      
Wednesday, February 2   Christina Alexander, Dartmouth women's track & field student-athlete
Thursday, February 3 Carlin Hartman, Columbia men's basketball associate head coach
Friday, February 4 Kyle Casey, Harvard men's basketball student-athlete
Monday, February 7 Kali Strother, Penn women's track & field student-athlete
Wednesday, February 8 Porter Braswell, Yale men's basketball student-athlete
Wednesday, February 9      
Mariel Jenkins, Harvard women's lacrosse student-athlete
Thursday, February 10
Leah Foster, Dartmouth women's basketball assistant coach
Friday, February 11
Adrian Williams, Brown men's basketball student-athlete
Monday, February 14
Thanithia Billings, Princeton women's track & field student-athlete
Tuesday, February 15
Traci Green, Harvard women's tennis head coach
Wednesday, February 16
Sidra Bonner, Cornell women's soccer student-athlete
Ronnie Dixon, Dartmouth men's basketball student-athlete
Thursday, February 17
Paris Waterman, Brown women's lacrosse student-athlete
Bradford Blackmon, Penn football student-athlete
Friday, February 18
Kyra Caldwell, Columbia women's track & field student-athlete
Lester Nare, Princeton men's soccer student-athlete
Monday, February 21
Emani Fenton, Cornell football student-athlete
Zenab Keita, Yale women's basketball student-athlete
Tuesday, February 22
Jerome Allen, Penn men's basketball head coach
Wednesday, February 23
Bill Courtney, Cornell men's basketball head coach
Thursday, February 24
Abbott Burrell, Brown football associate head coach
Queen Smith, Yale women's basketball assistant coach
Friday, February 25
Spencer Lane, Cornell women's basketball student-athlete
Krystal Hill, Princeton women's basketball student-athlete
Monday, February 28
Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Columbia director of athletics and physical education