WASHINGTON, PA (March 2, 2022)—This February, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by continuing our “Then and Now” series, a joint effort with W&J’s Black Student Union (BSU) that recognizes some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy. Throughout February, and in…
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100th Anniversary of Historic Game by Dr. Charles F. West, the First Black Quarterback to Play in Rose Bowl Game
The January 2022 Rose Bowl Game marks the 100th anniversary of the historic 1922 Game, in which Dr. Charles Fremont West became the first Black quarterback to play not only in the Rose Bowl Game, but in a major bowl game.
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, W&J College Honor Charles Fremont West, M.D. with Pennsylvania State Marker
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and the College together dedicated a Pennsylvania State Marker honoring Charles Fremont West, M.D., W&J Class of 1924.
Charles West’s daughter, Linda West Nickens, poses outside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with Charles Woodson (Michigan), Mack Brown (Texas), and Cade McNown (UCLA), the other members of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. Dr. Charles “Pruner” West ’24, the first African-American quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl, was inducted into…