PRINCETON, N.J. -- As the national Black History Month theme for 2013 was "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality," the Ivy League is taking a different spin to mark the month-long celebration of African-American culture in the United States.
This year the League shifted its focus on the present, through the eyes and minds of its current student-athletes.
Sixteen student-athletes -- one male and one female from each of the eight Ivy institutions -- offered their insights on the African-American ideal from their viewpoints as the future leaders and influencers of the next generation.
Click on the links below to read the thoughts from "A Student-Athlete's Perspective" as The Ivy League Celebrates Black History Month:
|Taylor Sneed, Penn||Women's Swimming & Diving|
|Andrew Starks, Princeton
|Zenab Keita, Yale
|Janae Dunchack, Dartmouth||Women's Track & Field|
|Marcorus Garrett, Columbia||Football|
|Bre Hudgins, Brown||Women's Lacrosse|
|Roy Collins, Yale||Football|
|Tiana Woolridge, Princeton||Women's Volleyball|
|Brandon Copeland, Penn||Football|
|Ennis Coble, Dartmouth||Baseball|
|Jessica Wright, Harvard||Women's Soccer|
|John Spooney, Brown||Men's Track & Field|
|Marvellous Iheukwumere, Columbia||Women's Track & Field|
|Elyse Wilkinson, Cornell||Women's Track & Field|
|Christian Webster, Harvard||Men's Basketball|
|Rush Imhotep, Cornell||Football|