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November 13, 2013

When the Sons of Eddie Break Through the Line

Sam Freedman's new book revisits the incredible 1967 football season when the players and coaches of Florida A&M and Grambling battled for supremacy on the football field and equality off of it.

Matthew Goldenberg

Over the last couple of football seasons, Florida A&M and Grambling have both made national headlines, though not the kind that either of these tradition-rich, historically black universities would want. The hazing death of a member of the famed FAMU band resulted in a year-long ban for The Marching 100. Grambling, meanwhile, has won just two games over the past two years, and players recently boycotted a game in protest of inadequate training facilities, unsanitary equipment, and long bus travel.

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