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Hill opened door to ACC

Updated: February 15, 2007, 7:17 PM ET
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

No African-American athlete had played for a service academy. No African-American athlete had played in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Activists were literally dying fighting for civil rights in an era that most young people today have no idea about. That is why Black History Month is so important. We put history in the face of young people who make assumptions about entitlements for which others sacrificed.

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