Race and Football in America: The Life and Legacy of George Taliaferro
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About the Author
Dawn Knight is an English teacher at Westfield High School in Westfield, IN, where she lives on a small horse farm with her husband and three kids. Knight met Taliaferro when she took his social work class at Indiana University. Later, having heard Taliaferro's story of breaking racial barriers both on and off the football field, as a star on Indiana University's undefeated 1945 football team and as the first black man drafted by an NFL team, she knew his story had to be told.
"The book's many anecdotes from Taliaferro's life are entertaining, revealing his feelings and courage while making the focus on football more approachable and personal."--Foreword Reviews
A good, readable, and generally engaging descriptive history of an athlete who worked for social justice."--Choice (reviewing a previous edition)