KU athletes march on campus in support of Black Lives Matter
August 30, 2020
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 University of Kansas athletes, students and faculty have participated in a march to end racial injustice and protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
The Kansas City Star reports that the students joined other college athletes from across the country in demonstrations Friday to honor of the 57-year anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
Kansas junior women's basketball player Emma Merriweather and her teammates kicked off the 2-mile (3.22 kilometers) march through campus, with peo...