At a time when the President of the United States questions the patriotism of African American football players protesting social injustice, we present the civil rights struggle of another African American who, nearly 50 years ago, broke a color barrier in the NFL — James “Shack” Harris, the first black player in NFL history to earn a job as starting quarterback.
On this week’s episode of the “Us & Them” podcast: how American football has played a role in America’s civil rights struggle.
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