Jack Trice 100-Year Commemoration is Nov. 4
An Iowa State University committee is inviting the public to the opening ceremony for the Jack Trice 100-Year Commemoration. Trice was an Iowa State College football player who became the first African American athlete for the university and died following injuries received during a game in 1923; the team’s stadium now bears his name. The commemoration marks the centennial of his death with a year of events to honor him and share his story to inspire conversations about race, personal character and a commitment to doing one’s very best. Iowa State will dedicate a new art installation to honor Trice’s story. Located north of Jack Trice Stadium, “Breaking Barriers” (created by Ivan Toth Depeña) intends to “invoke the spirit of perseverance, memory/reflection and subsequent contemplation regarding our current state of unrest surrounding the subject of inequality,” according to the committee’s website. The event will be held adjacent to the art installation on the north side of Jack Trice Stadium in the Albaugh Family Plaza on Friday at 4 p.m. Parking will be available in the lots north of Jack Trice Stadium. Registration is not required. To learn more about the event, visit the Jack Trice site.