search collections
browse collections

32750 total results

In all collections


Title
Description
Date

Letter from Tennessee Tech University alumni Nelia J. Kimbrough, Calvin Kimbrough, David E. McIntyre, and Patricia McIntyre to the editor of The Oracle student newspaper in response to Tennessee Tech men's tennis coach Larry Ware's abandonment of David Brents, a Black tennis player, in Johnson City, Tennessee, and the activism of and backlash against Tennessee Tech Black athletes. Included with the letter is a clipping from The Atlanta Constitution.

1973-04-19

Page 124 from the Eagle yearbook for 1973-1974. Transcript: "RIGHT: Tennis captain Dave Brents listens to Jeff Axel's presentation of the incident concerning Brents and tennis coach Larry Ware the previous weekend. FAR RIGHT: Jeff Axel points to the spring sports brochure as an example of a lack of coverage of black athletes. SURROUNDING PHOTOGRAPHS: Pictures depict the many Tech sports in which black athletes participate."

1974

Page 111 from the Eagle yearbook for 1973-1974. on Tennessee Tech University men's tennis coach Larry Ware's abandonment of David Brents, a Black tennis player, in Johnson City, Tennessee, and the activism of and backlash against Tennessee Tech Black athletes in response.

1974

Photograph of David Brents, a Tennessee Tech University Black student athlete, standing at the President's Luncheon Forum. Jeff Axel spoke about tennis Coach Larry Ware's abandonment of Brents in Johnson City, Tennessee, and other instances of racial discrimination at the Forum.

1973-04-16

Photograph of Jeffrey Axel, a Tennessee Tech University Black student athlete, standing behind a lectern and leaning over to pick up a sports brochure. Axel called out men's tennis Coach Larry Ware’s racist treatment of David Brents, the university’s lack of recognition of Black athletes’ abilities, underrepresentation of Black athletes in publicity materials, and racism in the “T” Club for varsity student athletes.

1973-04-16

Photograph of Jeffrey Axel, a Tennessee Tech University Black student athlete, standing behind a lectern and speaking at the President's Luncheon Forum. Axel called out men's tennis Coach Larry Ware’s racist treatment of David Brents, the university’s lack of recognition of Black athletes’ abilities, underrepresentation of Black athletes in publicity materials, and racism in the “T” Club for varsity student athletes.

1973-04-16

Photograph of Jeffrey Axel, a Tennessee Tech University Black student athlete, standing behind a lecturn and speaking at the President's Luncheon Forum. Axel is holding a brochure for the men's track and field team. Axel called out men's tennis Coach Larry Ware’s racist treatment of David Brents, the university’s lack of recognition of Black athletes’ abilities, underrepresentation of Black athletes in publicity materials, and racism in the “T” Club for varsity student athletes.

1973-04-16

Photograph of Jeffrey Axel, a Tennessee Tech University Black student athlete, standing behind a lectern and speaking at the President's Luncheon Forum. Axel called out men's tennis Coach Larry Ware’s racist treatment of David Brents, the university’s lack of recognition of Black athletes’ abilities, underrepresentation of Black athletes in publicity materials, and racism in the “T” Club for varsity student athletes.

1973-04-16

Photograph of Jeffrey Axel, a Tennessee Tech University Black student athlete, standing behind a lectern and speaking at the President's Luncheon Forum. Axel is holding and looking at a brochure for the men's track and field team. Axel called out men's tennis Coach Larry Ware’s racist treatment of David Brents, the university’s lack of recognition of Black athletes’ abilities, underrepresentation of Black athletes in publicity materials, and racism in the “T” Club for varsity student athletes.

1973-04-16

Photograph of Jeffrey Axel, a Tennessee Tech University Black student athlete, standing behind a lectern and speaking at the President's Luncheon Forum. Axel called out men's tennis Coach Larry Ware’s racist treatment of David Brents, the university’s lack of recognition of Black athletes’ abilities, underrepresentation of Black athletes in publicity materials, and racism in the “T” Club for varsity student athletes.

1973-04-16

Photograph of Jeffrey Axel, a Tennessee Tech University Black student athlete, standing behind a lectern and speaking at the President's Luncheon Forum. Axel is holding and pointing at a brochure for the men's track and field team. Axel called out men's tennis Coach Larry Ware’s racist treatment of David Brents, the university’s lack of recognition of Black athletes’ abilities, underrepresentation of Black athletes in publicity materials, and racism in the “T” Club for varsity student athletes.

1973-04-16

Photograph of Jeffrey Axel, a Tennessee Tech University Black student athlete, standing behind a lectern and speaking at the President's Luncheon Forum. Axel called out men's tennis Coach Larry Ware’s racist treatment of David Brents, the university’s lack of recognition of Black athletes’ abilities, underrepresentation of Black athletes in publicity materials, and racism in the “T” Club for varsity student athletes.

1973-04-16

Clipping from page 2 of the April 27, 1973 issue of The Oracle student newspaper. The clipping is a letter to the editor in response to Tennessee Tech University men's tennis coach Larry Ware's abandonment of David Brents, a Black tennis player, in Johnson City, Tennessee, and the activism of and backlash against Tennessee Tech Black athletes.

1973-04-27

Page 125 from the Eagle yearbook for 1973-1974 on Tennessee Tech University men's tennis coach Larry Ware's abandonment of David Brents, a Black tennis player, in Johnson City, Tennessee, and the activism of Tennessee Tech Black athletes in response.

1974

Clipping from page 3 of the April 27, 1973 issue of The Oracle student newspaper on Tennessee Tech University football coach Don Wade's and track coach Bob Noyes's decisions to dismiss Black athletes who refused to practice in response to Ware's abandonment of David Brents, a Black tennis player, in Johnson City, Tennessee.

1973-04-27

Clipping from page 1 of the April 27, 1973 issue of The Oracle student newspaper on Tennessee Tech University men's tennis coach Larry Ware's abandonment of David Brents, a Black tennis player, in Johnson City, Tennessee, and the activism of and backlash against Tennessee Tech Black athletes in response.

1973-04-27

Audio recording of an interview of Wentford Gaines by Jerone Dudley conducted over Zoom for the Black Cultural Center Oral History Project. The recording duration is 59 minutes, 55 seconds. Gaines was born on February 4, 1953. He attended Tennessee Tech in the spring quarter of 1973. The football coaches recruited Gaines to play football at Tech. Gaines and other Black student athletes were dismissed from the team for refusing to practice after Tennis Coach Larry Ware abandoned David Brents, a Black tennis player in Johnson City, Tennessee. Gaines describes growing up as a Black child in a single-parent household in Anderson, South Carolina; his time attending and playing football at Ferrum College in Virginia; being recruited to Tennessee Tech; the broken promises, racism, and isolation he faced at Tennessee Tech and in Cookeville; and his life after transferring from Tech. Gaines details going to the University of Cincinnati, his time playing in the National Football League (NFL), living in Texas and New Jersey, teaching and coaching in Jersey City, teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, playing athletics in high school, his sons’s athletic and academic experiences. Gaines describes the isolation of being Black in Cookeville, the lack of interaction between non-local Black students and the Black community in Cookeville, and how he only felt comfortable going out to one bar (likely John’s Place) in the area and otherwise went to Nashville to socialize. Dudley makes comparisons between his experiences and Gaines’s experiences in Cookeville. For a transcript of the interview, see item BCCOH_Gaines_20201127_transcript.

2020-11-27

27 page transcript of an interview of Wentford Gaines by Jerone Dudley conducted over Zoom for the Black Cultural Center Oral History Project. Gaines was born on February 4, 1953. He attended Tennessee Tech in the spring quarter of 1973. The football coaches recruited Gaines to play football at Tech. Gaines and other Black student athletes were dismissed from the team for refusing to practice after Tennis Coach Larry Ware abandoned David Brents, a Black tennis player in Johnson City, Tennessee. Gaines describes growing up as a Black child in a single-parent household in Anderson, South Carolina; his time attending and playing football at Ferrum College in Virginia; being recruited to Tennessee Tech; the broken promises, racism, and isolation he faced at Tennessee Tech and in Cookeville; and his life after transferring from Tech. Gaines details going to the University of Cincinnati, his time playing in the National Football League (NFL), living in Texas and New Jersey, teaching and coaching in Jersey City, teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, playing athletics in high school, his sons’s athletic and academic experiences. Gaines describes the isolation of being Black in Cookeville, the lack of interaction between non-local Black students and the Black community in Cookeville, and how he only felt comfortable going out to one bar (likely John’s Place) in the area and otherwise went to Nashville to socialize. Dudley makes comparisons between his experiences and Gaines’s experiences in Cookeville. For the audio recording of the interview, see item BCCOH_Gaines_20201127.

2020-12-02

Powered by Preservica
© Copyright 2021