CHEYENNE – The civic education organization “Wyoming We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” has recognized University of Wyoming athletics director Tom Burman for his civic leadership in bringing members of the Black 14 back to Laramie last fall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the events that took place on UW’s campus in the fall of 1969.

The plaque recognizing Burman reads: “Wyoming We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution does hereby commend Mr. Tom Burman, Director of Athletics, University of Wyoming, ‘For his courageous leadership in promoting the understanding of the fundamental principles embodied in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.’” The plaque also includes a photo of the nine members of the Black 14 who returned to the UW campus in the fall of 2019.

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