Samuel G. Freedman, a regular contributor to The Undefeated, is a journalism professor at Columbia University and the author of books including “Breaking The Line,” about black college football and Civil Rights Movement.
Riley, who died on June 7, deserves Canton’s gold jacket for the accomplishments he gained on and off the field
Rev. Johnny Ray Youngblood preached on the Sunday after police officers were acquitted of beating Rodney King and riots erupted in Los Angeles
Lloyd Wells, the first full-time black scout in pro football, helped the 1969 Chiefs, who had more HBCU players than any team in the AFL or NFL
On Nov. 29, 1969, the all-black team of Florida A&M took on the virtually all-white team of the University of Tampa before a crowd of 45,000.
Back in the 1970s, the coach had to fight the L.A. Rams’ front office and some fans to get the ‘Shack’ in the game
Denzel Washington’s ‘Fences’ shows today’s audiences the power of black life across generations
Athletes’ protest at Wisconsin-Minnesota football game was a missed opportunity
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