A biography of George Taliaferro and his impact on the integration of professional football

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dc.contributor.advisor Masse, Mark H., 1952- en_US
dc.contributor.author Knight, Dawn K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:48Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2003 .K59 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187431
dc.description.abstract George Taliaferro was a trailblazer. He was the first black quarterback in professional football, the first black quarterback in the National Football League (NFL), and the first black man to be drafted by an NFL team.Taliaferro's story of perseverance revealed the slow and difficult process of integration in high school, at Indiana University, and in his professional football career. The obstacles he faced and the lessons he learned were representative of issues related to the integration of the NFL.A combination of personal narrative and historical investigation was used in this creative project. In addition to Taliaferro's first-hand accounts, depth and perspective were added through interviews and reportage.The biography that resulted, the story of Taliaferro's resolve, became a vehicle for telling a larger story, the integration of the NFL.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent iii, 108 leaves : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American football players -- Biography. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination in sports. en_US
dc.subject.other Taliaferro, George, 1927- en_US
dc.subject.other National Football League -- Biography. en_US
dc.title A biography of George Taliaferro and his impact on the integration of professional football en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1272767 en_US

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