Private film screening of “Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game"

Events

Private film screening of “Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game"

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: 
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom

About the Film "Black and Blue"
When Georgia Tech came to Michigan in 1934, the Wolverines were forced to bench their best player, Willis Ward, because he was an African-American. The incident infuriated Ward’s best friend on the team, a future president by the name of Jerry Ford, who threatened to quit the team in response. The friendship that began in the Big House lasted all the way to the White House. This is the story of two schools, two friends, and a game that changed everything.
 

Visit these links to read more about the documentary

Ann Arbor Journal     http://www.heritage.com/articles/2012/01/30/ann_arbor_journal/news/doc4f26a3c6e6898782777808.txt

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