Win a Copy in Honor of Black History Month
As the first African American player to be drafted by the NFL and the first African American to play quarterback, George Taliaferro was a trailblazer whose athletic prowess earned him accolades throughout his football career. Instrumental in leading Indiana University to an undefeated season and undisputed Big Ten championship in 1945, Taliaferro was a star when many major universities had no black players on their rosters and others were stacking black players behind white starters. George Taliaferro would later rack up impressive statistics while playing professionally for the New York Yanks, Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts, and Philadelphia Eagles. His athletic prowess did little to prevent him from facing segregation and discrimination on a daily basis, but his popularity as an athlete also gave him a platform.
This February, celebrate Black History Month and honor the life and achievements of the late George Taliaferro and all those were recognized for their athleticism yet oppressed for their skin color, as they fought (and continue to fight) for equal rights and opportunities. Enter to win an advance copy of Race and Football in America below, coming to a bookstore near you July 1, 2019. Pre-order today with your favorite bookseller.
Don't wait to enter the giveaway below, contest ends February 28th!