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Track Meet Honors Jim Green, First African-American Student-athlete to Graduate From UK

graphic of Jim Green Invitational

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2019) — The Kentucky Track and Field program will honor one of its all-time outstanding athletes by naming the 2019 opening home indoor track and field meet the Jim Green Invitational. The meet will recognize Green, the first African-American student-athlete at Kentucky and in the Southeastern Conference to win NCAA and SEC Championships. 

Read more about Green and the track meet on the University of Kentucky Athletics website.

Also, listen to an interview with Green, part of the African-American Oral History Project in UK Libraries' Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.