Samuel G. Freedman's Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That PDF

By Samuel G. Freedman

ISBN-10: 1439189773

ISBN-13: 9781439189771

ISBN-10: 1439189781

ISBN-13: 9781439189788

1967. rival soccer groups. mythical coaches. proficient quarterbacks. jointly they broke the colour line, revolutionized collage activities, and remodeled the NFL. Freedman’s dramatic account, hugely praised as a contributing a part of the stream and a riveting activities tale, is now on hand in paperback.

In September 1967, after 3 years of landmark civil rights legislation and 3 months of devastating city riots, the soccer season all started at Louisiana’s Grambling university and Florida A&M. The groups have been led via striking coaches, Eddie Robinson and Jake Gaither, they usually featured the easiest quarterbacks ever at every one college, James Harris and Ken Riley.

Breaking the Line brings to lifestyles the historical saga of the conflict for the 1967 black collage championship, culminating in a riveting, excruciatingly shut contest. Samuel G. Freedman strains the increase of those 4 leaders and their teammates as they hurricane in the course of the season. jointly they helped compel the segre­gated schools of the South to combine their groups and redefined who may possibly play quarterback within the NFL, who can be a head trainer, and who might run a franchise as normal manager.

In Breaking the Line, Freedman brilliantly tells this suspenseful tale of personality and skill as he's taking us from locker room to kingdom capitol, from embattled campus to packed stadium. He captures a pivotal time in American game and society, filling a lacking and an important bankruptcy within the flow for civil rights.

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