February 11, 2013

UCSB Celebrates Promotion Of Black History Month

UC Santa Barbara Athletics is proud to promote the celebration of Black History Month. As part of the celebration, UCSBgauchos.com will revisit a series of video interviews of Gaucho African-American athletes and coaches that have been created by the UCSB Athletics Department.  

Over the past several years, Gaucho Athletics has produced a number of inspiring videos featuring coaches, staff and student-athletes:

UCSB Director of Academic and Internal Affairs for men's basketball, David Campbell. Campbell's father, like former Gaucho basketball player Lowell Steward, was a Tuskegee Airman and the first African-American to drop a bomb on an enemy target.

To view and listen to Campbell's interview about Black History Month and his father's experience as a Tuskegee Airman, click here.

Gaucho women's basketball player Sweets Underwood shared her thoughts on the significance of Black History Month and the pioneers it celebrates. To see and hear Sweets' interview, click here.

Former men's basketball player Orlando Johnson, sat down to share his thoughts on the significance of Black History Month and the heroes it celebrates. To see and hear Orlando's interview, click here.

Pitcher Andriana Collins discusses her experiences here

To read more about black history, check out the History Channel's Black History page by clicking here

To visit UCSB's Black Studies Department, click here.