On the Sidelines, Football Fridays Academic Series: Her Loyal Daughters and Sons: Exploring the Rich History of Notre Dame's Black Student Experience


Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium



Don Wycliff​ ’69​, ​​ ​Retired ​​Professor of ​​Journalism, Loyola University Chicago, and ​​Former ​​Editorial ​P​age ​ Editor, Chicago Tribune
David Krashna​ ’71​ , J.D., Alameda County CA Superior Court Judge, Law Professor
Rev. Hugh Page Jr. , D.Min, Ph.D., Vice President, Associate Provost and Dean of First Year Studies

It’s been 70 years since Notre Dame admitted its first black student, Frazier L. Thompson. In their new book, Black Domers, editors Don Wycliff ’69 and David Krashna ’71 have assembled a compelling collection of 70 essays and profiles, most of them autobiographical, on the experiences of black students at Notre Dame over the years. In this hour-long session, join Wycliff and Krashna, as well as First Year of Studies Dean Hugh Page, for a fascinating discussion about some of these personal stories and a larger overview of the evolving black student experience at Notre Dame over the last 70 years.