Portrait of Bobby Grier

(Original Caption) Bobby Grier, center of the controversy over the Georgia Tech-Pitt Sugar Bowl game, talks it over with reporters at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa. "I'm sorry about the troubles," said Grier, whose scheduled appearance with the Pitt team aroused the ire of Georgia's Governor Marvin Griffin. The Governor asked the Georgia University System's Board of Regents to ban Tech from playing against Pitt because of its Negro reserve fullback. The request sparked a riot by some 2,000 Tech students who marched on the capitol and hanged Griffin in effigy.
(Original Caption) Bobby Grier, center of the controversy over the Georgia Tech-Pitt Sugar Bowl game, talks it over with reporters at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa. "I'm sorry about the troubles," said Grier, whose scheduled appearance with the Pitt team aroused the ire of Georgia's Governor Marvin Griffin. The Governor asked the Georgia University System's Board of Regents to ban Tech from playing against Pitt because of its Negro reserve fullback. The request sparked a riot by some 2,000 Tech students who marched on the capitol and hanged Griffin in effigy.
Portrait of Bobby Grier
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05 December, 1955
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