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Black Player in the White South


ACMi News got to talk to one person who attended Dr. Martin Luther King’s civil rights event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial August of 1963. In the midst of all the racial turbulence of the 60’s, Darryl Hill was the first African-American football player in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He was a starting half-back and receiver at games throughout the segregated south. He was reluctant to play in the ACC at first but Darryl Hill realized he had a higher calling and eventually became known as the “Jackie Robinson” of college football. What he had to endure is unspeakable but Hill triumphed. ACMi News director Jeff Barnd got to talk to this extraordinary man who took Dr. Kings words and turned them into action.

Produced by | January 14, 2022 | ,

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