Sid Oglesby- now this is a gem. Thank you, Abie Grossfeld.
The first Black NCAA National Event Champion in 1964!! Wow.
And the story does not stop there – Sid went on to become a highly respected public official.
Another important find is that Sid Oglesby, having to put up with extensive hardship, also successfully advocated to ban Syracuse University’s interscholastic competition with segregated schools in the 1960s.
Take the time to read his story:
Sid Oglesby, we are truly honored to recognize you today for our Black Gymnasts in History Project.