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Indiana Legends : George Taliaferro / Radio/TV Services / Indiana University / Bloomington.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville DVD 796.332 IND (Text) 37323005365195 DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780253030641
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (26:46) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : WTIU/Indiana University Television, 2008.

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General Note:
Produced for WTIU / Indiana University Television by Rob Anderson and Jeremy Shere.
In English ; Stereo sound ; color ; region 1 ; Closed captioned ; 16:9 widescreen.
Formatted Contents Note:
DVD contents: Indiana Legends: George Taliaferro documentary (26:46) -- Extended interview with George Taliaferro (53:06) -- Bonus segment: Gary, Indiana (3:58) -- Bonus segment: Racism in the United States (6:53) -- Photo montage (1:46).
Summary, etc.:
"Indiana Legends: George Taliaferro is the remarkable story of an American hero who overcame racial barriers to succeed on the football field and in life. A star halfback at Indiana University in the 1940s, George Taliaferro led the Cream and Crimson to its only undefeated season and Big Ten Football Championship. As a student activist, he helped desegregate the Bloomington campus, opening local restaurants and movie theaters to African Americans. In 1949, Taliaferro made history by becoming the first African American to be drafted by an NFL team. The "Jackie Robinson of Professional Football," he all-around ability. As a player and later a social worker and university administrator at IU, Taliaferro was an outspoken opponent of racism and bigotry, fighting for equal opportunities for all students. This DVD chronicles the life of a true Indiana legend, including bonus material on Taliaferro's youth in Gary, Indiana and racism in the United States in the 1940s."--Pkg. back cover.
Subject: Films for the hearing impaired.
Taliaferro, George, 1927-2018.
Football players > United States > Biography.
Football players > Indiana > Gary.
Indiana University, Bloomington > Football > History.
African American football players > Biography.
Racism in sports > United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Documentary films.

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