While we are all very familiar with Jackie Robinson’s story of being a brave and graceful pioneer by becoming the first black professional Major League Baseball player, very few (if any) of us know of the men who broke down the color barriers in the NFL.
TN network EPIX is hoping to change this lapse of knowledge with their new documentary, Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football, which will tell the story of the four professional athletes, Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Bill Willis and Marion Motley, who first integrated the NFL.
These four elite athletes and men integrated the league in 1946, a year before Jackie Robinson did the same for pro baseball. The documentary follows the lives of these four individuals, as told by their friends and families and those who have researched them.
This should be a great film that shows a crucial to educating our community, especially our youth, on the sacrifices that were made to have the opportunities we have today.
The film will premiere Tuesday, September 23 at 8:00 PM EST.Check out the trailer below.