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Clarence “Bucky” McGill: My Experiences at Syracuse University

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Growing up in Binghamton, I was a superb athlete and popular student. I never experienced racism until I stepped on campus at Syracuse University. Despite our potential professional athletic careers, eight other teammates and I reached a breaking point and decided to take a stand against injustices and conditions we faced on and off the field.

Editor’s note: Want to experience the 2019 Commemoration documenting of the African American experience from the arrival of the first Africans in 1619 to present day? Mark your calendar for the Determined: The 400-year Struggle for Black Equality exhibition.

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