Heartland International Film Festival

AAAMC Speaks, Teresa Hairston & The B1G Story: George Taliaferro - VIRTUAL

Expired October 17, 2022 3:59 AM
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The B1G Story: George Taliaferro documents the life of football legend George Taliaferro, a pioneer whose sacrifices opened doors for generations of Black football players. The son of a steel worker in Gary, Indiana, George (1927-2018) earned regional recognition as a football prodigy for his ability to play seven positions with outrageous athleticism. But when George left the safety of his home community in 1945 to begin his college football career, he found himself unable to live in the dorms or eat in local restaurants.

You know Jackie Robinson's name. Jesse Owens' too. See the film that adds George Taliaferro to the pantheon of athletes that broke racial barriers and influenced generations.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    53 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Director
    Tucker Gragg, Kevin Weaver
  • Screenwriter
    Hunter Atkins
  • Producer
    Hunter Atkins
  • Executive Producer
    Bill Friedman
  • Cast
    Donna, Renee, Linda, and Terri Taliaferro