mgo.licio.us doesn't get the views it sometimes deserves. This was linked below and the link provided here goes to the facebook page.
AboutBlack and Blue- The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan v Georgia Tech Football Game is the latest documentary by filmmakers Brian Kruger and Buddy Moorehouse.DescriptionIn 1934, Georgia Tech came to Ann Arbor to play the University of Michigan football team in their new stadium. Georgia Tech's athletic director, William Alexander informed Michigan's AD, Fielding H. Yost, that he would need to bench Michigan's only black player, Willis Ward, or Georgia Tech would not play. Michigan chose to bench Ward, and upon hearing the news, Michigan's center, and team MVP that season threatened to quit the team if Ward was benched. That player's name was Gerald Ford, the future 38th President of the United States. The film explores the conflict, Ford's stand for his friend, and Michigan's silence that allowed this to happen to Ward. It's the story of a lifelong friendship, and college athletics in the time of Jim Crow.
It appears it's only airing in Michigan perhaps (sucks for me). Airing this Sunday, at 5:00 PM on PBS.