A documentary about the four men who broke the color barrier in pro football in 1946 will be shown at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown auditorium.

“Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football” tells the little-known story of the men’s hardships and triumphs through the recollections of their families and those who researched these pioneers.

A panel discussion will follow the 50-minute documentary. The panel will include the film’s producer, Wesley Smith, and former Virginia Tech and pro football player Kevin Jones and his wife, Robyn Jones. The panel will be moderated by Frank Shushok, associate vice president for student affairs.

The event is sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business and its Business Diversity Center, along with Virginia Tech’s Department of Athletics, Office of Inclusion and Diversity, and Division of Student Affairs.

The event is free and open to the public, no tickets needed.  The Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown is located at 155 Otey Street. Find parking information online.

Questions about the event should be addressed to Kim Carlson, director of the Business Diversity Center.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Cindy Gautier at 540-231-6353, or email cindyg@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.



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