PBS and Through the Banks of the Red Cedar

PBS has been airing Maya Washington's film "Through the Banks of the Red Cedar" during Black History Month. Click here to view PBS trailers The PBS release corresponds with the recent release of Maya Washington's book, "Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, My Father and the Team that Changed the Game." Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty's teams led the college football integration by combing the Spartans Midwest-based rosters with talent in the 1960s from the segregated South.…

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Michigan State plans statue to honor 1960s teams that led college football integration

PHOTO (Michigan State Athletics): Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty stands before his five returning All-American players in 1966: Clinton Jones, Bob Apsia, Bubba Smith, Gene Washington and George Webster. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller revealed on Monday the athletic department is in the preliminary stages of honoring Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty’s historic 1960s teams that led college football integration with a statue. Haller appeared on "The Drive with…

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Duffy’s historical commitments to the Great Football Northward Migration

Michigan State College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy Daugherty's 1960s teams led college football integration. Sportswriters of the time and later historians referred to the ground-breaking teams as the Underground Railroad, a metaphoric nod to bravery of Harriett Tubman's safe passages and safehouses for escaped slaves. The players traveled a path that escaped segregation in the Jim Crow South for opportunity. ---------------- ---- -----

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