Author: Rob Grier


Post WWII and throughout the 1950s was a period of dramatic change in Atlanta. Soldiers were returning from war looking for work and new skills. African-American veterans who also bled for their country were returning and seeking rights which increased activism. Much of this activism spiked during the lead up to the 1956 Sugar Bowl. Following […]


Ongoing press about the film and story “How Bobby Grier Integrated One of College Football’s Biggest Games The Georgia governor ignited a national controversy over the participation of the University of Pittsburgh’s only Black player in the 1956 Sugar Bowl.”