African American Athletes Before 1968: Claude "Buddy" Young

Title

African American Athletes Before 1968: Claude "Buddy" Young

Subject

Description

Video: Claude "Buddy" Young Scores a Touchdown Against Pitt (1944)

Racist attitudes were prevalent on campus and in America in the 1940's but sports fans were willing to make exceptions to cheer for exceptional black athletes. This video shows African American running back Claude "Buddy" Young scoring a touchdown against Pittsburgh in an October 1944 game to the cheers of whites in the audience. However, it is important to note that not even athletes were exempted from racial discrimination in businesses and housing as even Buddy Young could not get his hair cut in the white barbershops of Champaign.

Source

"Buddy Young run vs pitt - YouTube." YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZA0g_sQcqY (accessed May 7, 2013).

Date

October 21, 1944
Date Added
April 25, 2013
Collection
Before 1968
Citation
“African American Athletes Before 1968: Claude "Buddy" Young,” Project 500, accessed September 25, 2017, http://project500.omeka.net/items/show/9.