A boycott's birth: How the Missouri race protests began (The Associated Press)

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On the day he met with black players for the University of Missouri's football team, graduate student Jonathan Butler hadn't eaten for six days. Butler told them: The school's president, Tim Wolfe, had repeatedly ignored concerns of black students. The image, tweeted on a Saturday night, did in 48 hours what student activists hadn't been able to in several weeks and what black students before them hadn't been able to do for decades.

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