• Short Summary

    TWO AMERICAN NEGRO ATHLETES WHO HAVE WON RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY, ENGLAND, ARE THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THEIR RACE TO WIN THE COVETED AWARDS SINCE 1907.

  • Description

    TWO AMERICAN NEGRO ATHLETES WHO HAVE WON RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY, ENGLAND, ARE THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THEIR RACE TO WIN THE COVETED AWARDS SINCE 1907.

    THEY ARE 29-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH SANDERS, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, AND 21-YEAR-OLD JOHN WIDEMAN, OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA. THEY WILL BEGIN THEIR STUDIES AT OXFORD IN OCTOBER.

    ANXIOUS TO IMPROVE THE STATUS OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO AND DISTINGUISHED ON THE SPORTS FIELD AS WILL AS IN THE CLASSROOM, THEY ARE CLASSIC EXAMPLES OF THE TYPE OF MAN WANTED BY THE LATE CECIL RHODES. IN HIS 1899 WILL, BRITAIN'S EMPIRE-BUILDER STIPULATED THAT THE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS SHOULD NOT BE "MERE BOOKWORMS". HE ALSO ASKED THAT RACE AND RELIGION BE IGNORED IN THE SELECTION OF RHODES SCHOLARS.

    WIDEMAN IS A LEADING BASKETBALL PLAYER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. IN A RECENT INTERVIEW HE WAS ASKED:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3M6U1PSZ1BZX1YBNYU77ZGWA2
    Media URN:
    VLVA3M6U1PSZ1BZX1YBNYU77ZGWA2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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