Rosalind Burns Gammon

Rosalind Burns Gammon is the mother of William Y. Atkinson signed the bill making it law, Rosalind interfered. She wrote a letter stating that she did not want her son’s death to “be used to defeat the most cherished object of his life”.[1] After reading Gammon’s letter, the governor refused to sign the bill thus allowing the sport of college football to live on.Not long after Von Gammon's death, the University of Virginia's football team awarded UGA with a plaque honoring Rosalind and her son. Today their story is still being recognized in the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/vongammon.htm
  2. ^ http://romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/6409165/article-Hall-of-Fame--Rome-Floyd-Sports-Hall-of-Fame-celebrates-community--sports-and-the-human-spirit?

External links

  • http://www.romegeorgia.com/history.html
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