Frederick Lower

Fred Lower, 1956

"Bob Cox, a basketball player, was an African-American.  I can't remember now the details, but there was a to-do when the team was going to go somewhere to play and some kind of restriction imposed. I don't know whether it was a restriction that wouldn't allow an African-American to be housed on campus where the team was supposed to be housed.  ... But it is my memory that Father Casassa, who was the University president, said, 'Then Loyola is not going to go and play.  We are not going to play into that."

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