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RANGELY | To kick off February, which is Black History Month, CNCC is hosting Michigan-Based documentary filmmaker Brian Kruger and his film “Black and Blue,” the story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech football game.
When Georgia Tech came to play the University of Michigan’s defending national championship football team, the southern school had one demand: that Michigan bench its only African American player, Willis Ward. The film chronicles what led up to that game, the national fervor that ensued, and the reaction of Ward’s best friend on the team, future United States President Gerald Ford.
This is a great opportunity to view a piece of “hidden” history and Kruger will be holding a question and answer session at the end. He has also offered to talk about filmmaking and production with anyone interested in this fascinating world.
“Black & Blue” will be presented Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Colorado Room of the Weiss Building on the Rangely Campus and is free to everyone.