Free showing of Forgotten Four: Integrating Pro Football

Executive Producer Wesley E. Smith, will discuss his film, Forgotten Four, about the integration of pro football in 1946, Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Lawnside Public School. The program is free.

NFL writer Andrew Gelhar wrote, “How is it possible that four men broke the color barrier in professional football before Robinson did the same in baseball, yet almost no one (aside from diehard football historians) remembers their names? That’s exactly what the EPIX original documentary “Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football” seeks to explain.”

Do you know the names, Woody Strode and Kenny Washington? Marion Motley and Bill Willis? Do you know their teams?

Historians, students, peewee football players, diversity advocates will all find something to enjoy.

Smith, a Lawnside native, is a son of Morris L. and Alice Gray Smith.

Spirit of the Renaissance Poetry Competition

The Dred Scott case, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1857 gave us the phrase, “The black man has no rights, the white man is bound to respect.” Th 2016 Spirit of the Renaissance Poetry Competition explores the theme, “Respect.”

Fifth through 12th grade poets in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties can enter the Poetry Competition. The deadline to submit is May 4, 2016.

Click the tab on this site for the form and to learn more about the theme.