Leveling the Playing Field: The Story of the Syracuse 8 to be Featured on News One Now with Roland Martin Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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Clarence McGill, a member of the Syracuse 8, accompanied by author David Marc, will be on News One Now with Roland Martin, Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The national segment is scheduled approximately for 9:36 - 9:44 am (EST).

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“Leveling the Playing Field: The Story of the Syracuse 8”, Foreword written by Jim Brown

"This book is a must read. If there is only one book to read this year, this is it." JOSEPH CANGEMI / Emeritus Professor

Clarence McGill, a member of the Syracuse 8, accompanied by author David Marc, will be on News One Now with Roland Martin, Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The national segment is scheduled approximately for 9:36 - 9:44 am (EST). http://www.radio-one.com/streaming/

The Syracuse 8 is a long-overdue story about members of the 1969-70 Syracuse University football team who boycotted the spring 1970 practice to protest racial inequality on the team. The players petitioned the coaching staff with four demands: access to the same academic tutoring made available to their white teammates; better medical care for all team members; starting assignments based on merit rather than race; and an effort to integrate the coaching staff, which had been all-white since 1898.

Mistakenly called the Syracuse 8 by the media in 1970, the players actually numbered nine and included Greg Allen ’72, Richard Bulls ’73, John Godbolt ’73, Dana Harrell ’71, G’73, John Lobon ’73, Clarence “Bucky” McGill ’72, A. Alif Muhammad ’71, Duane Walker ’80, and Ron Womack ’71.

Leveling the Playing Field, written by former Syracuse University Magazine writer David Marc, chronicles this contentious moment in Syracuse University’s history, telling the story through the eyes of the players who demanded change for themselves and for those who would follow.

Additionally, a Book Signing and Discussion with the Syracuse 8 has been scheduled at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (at 135th Street), New York, NY 10037-1801, 6-8 pm, Wednesday, September 23, 2015

About Leveling the Playing Field
Leveling the Playing Field, written by former Syracuse University Magazine writer David Marc, chronicles this contentious moment in Syracuse University’s history, telling the story through the eyes of the players who demanded change for themselves and for those who would follow.

Mistakenly called the Syracuse 8 by the media in 1970, the players actually numbered nine and included Greg Allen ’72, Richard Bulls ’73, John Godbolt ’73, Dana Harrell ’71, G’73, John Lobon ’73, Clarence “Bucky” McGill ’72, A. Alif Muhammad ’71, Duane Walker ’80, and Ron Womack ’71. After graduation, several of these players led by Clarence “Bucky” McGill of Binghamton, NY went on to play minor league football for the Triple Cities Jets of Binghamton, NY in the Empire Football League.

Cloth $39.95: 978-0-8156-1030-4
Ebook: 978-0-8156-5255-7
6 x 9, 344 pages, 25 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
For more info, visit: http://www.syracuse8.com/

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