Website Honors the Black Athlete in the Ivy League

The Ivy League has posted an informative new website detailing the history of black athletes at its eight member institutions. The site, at, features profiles of 70 African-American athletes and coaches who have made their mark at Ivy League institutions. Among the athletes featured are:

John Baxter Taylor of the University of Pennsylvania, who in 1908 was the first African American to earn an Olympic gold medal

Fritz Pollard of Brown University, who was the first black player to appear in a Rose Bowl game

Ben Johnson, known as the Columbia Comet, was considered the fastest man on the planet in the late 1930s

George Gregory of Columbia, who was the first African American to be named an All-American in college basketball.