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Ahead of Their TIme

Ahead of Their TIme
Ahead of Their TIme
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Ahead of Their Time is a 46 page book for kids that tells the inspirational story of the 1951 University of San Francisco Dons football team -- one of the best college teams ever. The Dons were invited to play in the 1952 Orange Bowl game but only if the team's two African-American players (Burl Toler and Ollie Matson) did not participate.  By standing up for fairness, equality, and teammates, the young men on the '51 Dons football team showed the whole world -- back then and even now -- that honor and integrity are more important in sports than winning and being famous. By fighting institutional racism years before the sit-ins and Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights Movement, those young men were, indeed, ahead of their time.Ahead of Their Time is suitable for anyone interested in sports and who would like to learn a bit about African-American history. 

Book Details

Pages: 46
Reading Level: Advanced (9 to 13)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9842644-0-7
Categories: Educational, Health & Sports, History
Features: Illustrations, Photos, Chapters
Keywords: football, college football, african-american history, 1951 university of san francisco dons, ollie matson
Date Added: June 1, 2016