Villanova basketball alum, Johnny Jones touched on Villanova's administration's interaction with race and athletics in the 1960s in this interview.
Johnny Jones played from 1966-69, scoring 1,568 points (#20 all-time) over 80 games (19.6 ppg; #5 all-time) and had 694 rebounds (#21 all-time) in only three varsity seasons. In the above video, he speaks about the administration's attitude toward many of the African-American athletes during his time at the university.
For more of this interview, please check out the Black Villanova Oral History Project exhibit, hosted by the Falvey Library at: http://exhibits.library.villanova.edu/black-villanova-oral-history-project/johnny-jones/
Read more about the project itself at: http://villanovan.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/the-shoulders-we-stand-on/