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as a 12 year old slave, James Holbrook escapes from his captors and runs to the safety of the Union Army. He becomes a valet for Captain Dylan and serves in the Union until the end of the Civil War. After the War, Captain Dylan invites James to accompany him back to his hometown of Iowa City. After moving to Tipton Iowa, James marries Pinky. The couple has a son who they name Frank “Kinney’’ Holbrook. Little did they know that as a young man, Kinney would grow to love sports. He attends Tipton High School and becomes a two-sport athlete, participating in Football and Track.After a successful high school career, Kinney graduates from Tipton High. His plan is to attend the University of Iowa where he would continue participating in the two sports that he loves. The family comes to the realization that they can't afford to send Kinney to college. To the Holbrook’s great surprise, the towns people of Tipton rally around them, raising enough money to send Kinney to college. In 1895, with no head coach, the Hawkeye football program is in jeopardy of being canceled after the team has a dismal 2-5 season.In 1896, the University hires Alfred E. Bull, who helps right the ship. Coach Bull moves Kinney from End to Half Back as the team begins to build a winning tradition, with Kinney leading the way. Little does Kinney know that the 1896 Iowa vs. Missouri game would carve a place for him in Iowa Hawkeye history as the Hawkeyes win their first conference title. His efforts would also pave the way for every African-American player that would follow him. The Shoulders Of Giants is the first in the series which focuses on sports history.
EPISODE 1 TRAILER football history, sports history
A Marine turned football coach creates a winning tradition wherever he goes. He builds character, and is a mentor to young men. His courage is tested in 1965 when he gives a scholarship to a high school football star who happens to be Black. Together, the two would help reshape the landscape of college football history in the south.
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In 1952 a young man from a small Pennsylvania town traveled to Lancing Michigan to play football for the Michigan State Spartans. Proving himself at the Quarter Back position wasn’t his only battle. He fought racism and adversity as he led the Spartans to a National Championship and became one of the first black NFL Quarterbacks in the modern era.
In 1897, after being a two-sport athlete, a young man graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Fisk University. He then enrolls at the University of Wisconsin, becoming the first African American baseball player in Badger’s history.