Freedman Recounts ’67 Black College Championship That Changed the Face of Football

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    In 1967, two rival football teams, two legendary coaches and two talented quarterbacks broke the color barrier in collegiate football, revolutionizing college sports and ultimately transforming the National Football League (NFL).

    On Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum located at 441 Freedom Parkway, N.E. Atlanta, author Samuel Freedman brings to life his historic saga of the battle for the ’67 Black College Championship between Grambling College and Florida A&M in his book titled “Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights.”

    The reading and book signing will begin at 7 p.m., as Freedman discussing the tense, excruciatingly close game between the two teams, recounting the action with suspense and drama through to its climatic – yet game-changing – ending.

    A second reading and book signing is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 29 beginning at 9 a.m. at Canaan Land Church International, 3755 Centerville Hwy., Snellville, Ga., 30039. For more information call 917-280-9697.

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