Protesters call for more representation of African American, female athletes at WI Athletic Hall of Fame

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A protest was held Friday, Aug. 14, outside the UW-Milwaukee Panthers Arena near the Hall of Fame plaques. 

They say the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame seriously under-represents African American athletes and women athletes. 

They say for instance, there's no plaque for Kareen Abduhl Jabbar. 

Neither are there one for a number of other African American Bucks and Packers players. 

They're also upset about the lack of representation on public owned property.

"If these great athletes can't get some respect and recognition, what's the possibility that the ordinary folks on the street are going to get that?" asked Royce Bowles. "That's what bothers me maybe more than anything."

He also asked Wisconsin athletes like Jordy Nelson and Brett Favre to not accept their awards at the Hall of Fame's upcoming banquet. 

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