SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) will host a Black History Month special screening of the “Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football” on Feb. 10 at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre. The documentary film starts at 6:00 p.m.
There is no entry fee, but limited seating is available. Online registration is required by Feb. 9 at http://blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov. For those that miss the registration deadline, it’s first arrival, first served on the day of the screening.
The EPIX original documentary, “Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football” tells the little-known story of four outstanding and brave African American men – Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis – who broke the color barrier in pro football in 1946, one year before Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey were credited with integrating Major League Baseball.
The hardships and triumphs of the Forgotten Four are told through the recollections of their families and those who have researched these remarkable pioneers.
The Crest Theatre is at 1013 K Street in downtown Sacramento.
By Antonio R. Harvey
OBSERVER Staff Writer