For U-M fans in the area, I’ll be attending this screening of Black and Blue at the Alumni Association building on Thursday evening. If you attend definitely stop by and say hi. I understand there will also be a little Q&A portion as well. Not sure about the cocktail situation.
Details via the official site:
Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game
Thursday, February 16, at 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Alumni Association, 200 Fletcher St.
In Celebration of African American History Month and the U-M 26th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, the Alumni Association is hosting a special free screening, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Brian Kruger and U-M alumnus Buddy Moorehouse, ’82. This Quick Study lecture is sponsored by the Alumni Association’s Lifelong Learning program.
When Georgia Tech came to Michigan in 1934, the Wolverines were forced to bench their best play, Willis Ward, because he was an African-American. The incident infuriated Ward’s best friend on the team, a future president by the name of Jerry Ford, who threatened to quit the team in response. The friendship that began in the Big House lasted all the way to the White House. This is the story of two schools, two friends, and a game that changed everything.
Click here to read an exclusive interview with Brian Kruger, “Black and Blue” producer.
Click here to view a trailer for the film.
The screening is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact 734.764.0384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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