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  1. Eddie Robinson Museum at Grambling a fitting tribute, Richard Lap...

    Richard Lapchick

    It could not be more appropriate that the Eddie Robinson Museum opens in Grambling, La., right in the middle of Black History Month 2010.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  2. Richard Lapchick: Retired soccer great Lilian Thuram remains a ci...

    Richard Lapchick

    Soccer great Lilian Thuram retired from competition last year, but he hasn't stopped working to right the racial wrongs in France.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2009
  3. John "Wonder Boy" Isaacs was a world champion for the Harlem Rena...

    Richard Lapchick

    It would be appropriate for the Basketball Hall of Fame to induct another pioneer, John "Wonder Boy" Isaacs.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2009
  4. Scott and Smith gave new look to Tobacco Road

    Richard Lapchick

    Dean Smith always called Charlie Scott, the first African-American scholarship basketball player at North Carolina, by his formal first name, "Charles." That gesture paid off in a lifelong relationship built on trust and respect, writes Richard Lapchick.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2008
  5. Breaking the college color barrier: Studies in courage

    Richard Lapchick

    Student-athletes such as former Kentucky player Nat Northington aren't widely known, but their experiences in breaking the college color barrier required as much courage as Jackie Robinson displayed, writes Richard Lapchick.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008
  6. Irwin Holmes completes the circle at NC State

    Richard Lapchick

    Richard Lapchick says Irwin Holmes broke the late-1950s mold at North Carolina State from the classroom to the tennis team to intramural football.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2007
  7. Jerry Gaines paved the way at Virginia Tech

    Richard Lapchick

    It wasn't easy, but Jerry Gaines, the first African-American scholarship athlete in the history of Virginia Tech, survived, thrived and is giving back.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2007
  8. Hill opened door to ACC

    Richard Lapchick

    His name might not be widely known now, but Darryl Hill carried a heavy burden when he broke the color barrier for African-American athletes in the ACC, writes Richard Lapchick.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2007
  9. Georgia Tech's McAshan helped pave the way

    Richard Lapchick

    Georgia Tech's Eddie McAshan didn't get to play in the 1972 Liberty Bowl, but he broke down barriers nonetheless for players who followed.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2007