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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Milestones, Championships, Hall-of-Famers, the 1966 Game of the Century and the 1967 NFL draft

GRAPHIC (6th Block Creative): Quarterback Jimmy Raye (16), head coach Duffy Daugherty and co-captain Clinton Jones (26). Research for these lists date to 2012 and writing "Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans and the integration of college football," August Publications. Foreword by Tony Dungy. Visit my home page, TomShanahan.Report https://twitter.com/Shanny4055/status/1524877458822029323?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1524877458822029323%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftomshanahan.report%2F2022%2F05%2Ftwo-michigan-state-womens-golf-team-members-share-their-summer-reading-list%2F By TOM SHANAHAN Duffy Daugherty's Michigan State ground-breaking 1960s teams with a Great Northward Football Migration featured giants of the game recruited…

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Air Coryell legend Doug Wilkerson’s path to NFL was supposed to ride Duffy’s Underground Railroad

PHOTO: Doug Wilkerson is a member of the Black College Football Hall of Fame from his career at N.C. Central, but he planned to ride Duffy Daugherty's Michigan State Underground Railroad. That was until a schoolyard bet gone bad. By TOM SHANAHAN Doug Wilkerson’s death Monday at age 73 generated stories reflecting reverently on his career at three levels of football, professional, college and high school. And he deserved all the words of praise. He was as a…

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