Black 14

“In 1969, 14 black players from the University of Wyoming football team expressed a desire to wear armbands during a game against BYU in protest of the racism of the Mormon Church. Their coach immediately kicked them all off the team. The University administration backed him up as did many others.

Why would a white man be filled with rage when confronted by free-thinking, free-speaking, free-moving black people asserting their humanity?” That’s just one of many questions that director Darius Clark Monroe found himself asking when he first heard about the story. His film Black 14 (as the players came to be known) is made up wholly of archival material and serves as an indictment of a society where those seeking to protest white racism are instead made into its next targets.”

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