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Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football

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Summary: On September 12, 1970, the fully integrated USC football team soundly defeated the all-white Alabama Crimson Tide--and landed a deathblow to a shameful era in American history. HBO Sports presents this documentary that chronicles the integration of college football in the South, focusing on the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and its profound effect on the racial status quo of college athletics. The film tells the personal stories of some of those who helped achieve equality on the field, looks at the impact of segregation on black high-school stars forced to travel to integrated schools, and culminates with the September 1970 game between the University of Southern California, featuring star running back Sam "Bam" Cunningham, and the University of Alabama team led by legendary head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. (TVPG) ()

PRODUCER : Joseph M. Lavine,Ross Greenburg,Rick Bernstein

Genre : Sports