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Uploaded on Jan 26, 2012
Executive Producer Theresa Moore and her company T-Time Productions are proud to present the ground-breaking documentary "Third and Long: African Americans in Pro Football 1946-1989". Narrated by hip-hop icon Chuck D, "Third and Long" is a unique, two-part documentary that explores and celebrates the history, racial struggles, sacrifices and triumphs of African Americans in professional football from 1946, with the re-integration of the sport after a 13-year exclusion of Black players, through 1989, when Art Shell was named the first Black head coach of the NFL's modern era. The TAL documentary examines the impact of societal events such as World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, Brown v. Board of Education, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy and the Vietnam War and adds a unique viewpoint by including the perspectives and experiences of some of the players' wives. It also examines the critical role and contributions of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) during this time period.