Follow Chester!

A College Football Team Fights Racism and Makes History
CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: DD46552
Released: Sep 17, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974967544
Narrator/s: Ron Butler
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A little known civil rights hero and college football MVP finally gets a voice in this fictional account detailing Chester Pierce's game-changing play as he became the first black college football player to compete south of the Mason-Dixon Line. In 1947, no African American player can play at a southern school; in return, the opposing team benches a player of "equal talent." This historical fiction picture book frames a turbulent time in the civil rights era with the clever use of a football play to show race relations and teamwork. Inspired by a true story, capturing a historic defense against the Jim Crow laws of the South.

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