Follow Chester!: A College Football Team Fights Racism and Makes History

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9781580898355
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A little known civil rights hero and college football MVP finally gets a voice in this fictional account detailing Chester Pierce's game-changing play as he became the first black college football player to compete south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

In 1947, no African American player can play at a southern school; in return, the opposing team benches a player of "equal talent." This historical fiction picture book frames a turbulent time in the civil rights era with the clever use of a football play to show race relations and teamwork. Inspired by a true story, capturing a historic defense against the Jim Crow laws of the South.

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Author:
Gloria Respress-Churchwell
ISBN-10:
1580898351
Pages:
256
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing
Publication Date:
September 17, 2019
Binding:
Hardcover