Regents approve naming Iowa's football field for Duke Slater
FILE - Fans cheer before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and North Texas at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa, in this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, file photo. The field at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium will be named for Duke Slater, the trailblazing Black player who was an All-American tackle a century ago, played in the NFL and became a pioneering Chicago judge.
The university's Board of Regents approved the naming of the field during its meeting in Cedar Falls on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Iowa football player Frederick "Duke" Slater poses for a photo in 1921 Slater was the NFL’s first African-American lineman, and often the only Black player on the field. After retiring, he broke down more racial barriers to become a judge in Chicago. (Chicago Sun-Times via AP)