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Florida Heritage Travel, June 2019 - Black Football Pioneers
June 14, 2019

June 15, 2019 Special Feature


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FLORIDA BLACK FOOTBALL PIONEERS

In our modern era there are so many black athletes competing in high school, college, and professional sports that we often overlook a sad time in our past.

Many people watching high school and college football games in Florida today don't realize that segregation was the norm in the state until well into the 1960s. None of the big Southern football schools had blacks on their teams, and would not play teams that had black players. Think Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida State, LSU, and dozens more.

If a great black athlete wanted to go to college and play football in Florida, they could only go to Florida A&M University, Bethune-Cookman College, or Edward Waters College. These schools only played against other all black colleges in the South.

Read more about the pioneers that blazed the way into the modern era at:

FLORIDA BLACK FOOTBALL PIONEERS


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