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Civil Rights, College Football And The Season That Changed It All

Simon & Schuster

The book "Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights," is by New York Times columnist and Columbia Professor Samuel G. Freedman

Recently, All-American defensive lineman from Missouri, Michael Sam made headlines by announcing that he is gay. If he's drafted to play in the NFL, he'll be the first openly gay player in professional football.

That announcement is just the latest in the long evolution of football in America.

Integration — one of the most significant changes in the game's history — is now the subject of a book, "Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights" by New York Times columnist and Columbia Professor Samuel G. Freedman.

Freedman will speak at the Point Loma Nazarene University Writer's Symposium By The Sea tonight at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 866-745-0575.

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