Documentary directed by Susan A. Michalczyk (USA, 2016, 53 min.). Lou Montgomery, who grew up in Brockton and Roxbury, became the first African American football player at Boston College, in 1937 at the height of the Jim Crow era. Although a superb player, Lou was not allowed to play in two bowl games due to the color of his skin. 

Preceded by:

Rolling in the Deep
Directed by Marcellus Cox (USA, 2017, 12 min.). A young African American man travels home to South Carolina to achieve a goal for his late father by having a meal at a locally famous “Whites Only” diner.

Also preceded by:

Heroes of Color
Web series directed by David Heredia (USA, 2017, 3 min.). This award-winning, educational whiteboard web series celebrates the outstanding achievements of people of color from different ethnic backgrounds.

Followed by a Q&A with the directors.


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