Black History Month At The Hall

Chiefs Hall of Famers QB Len Dawson and LB Bobby Bell are in Canton, Ohio this week speaking to high school students in the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s educational program on black history.

The Hall brings enshrines to Canton each year February to speak to students about dealing with diversity or lack of diversity in their journey to become one of the best football players in pro football history.

Here’s an excerpt of the discussion held Wednesday and Bell is talking about what it was like in 1963, moving with the Dallas Texans to Kansas City. Finding adequate housing for black players was a major problem at time.

Here’s an excerpt with Bell talking about housing discrimination in Kansas City in the 1960s.

Here’s the video. The audio is muted a bit, but there’s no doubts about what he’s saying.

2 Responses to “Black History Month At The Hall”

  • February 22, 2012  - txchief says:

    When can we let racial divisions go and just have “American History Month?” Race shouldn’t matter, period. I’m proud of everyone in the HOF and admire the challenges all of them overcame to get there. I’m also grateful that Lamar was ahead of his time and was not afraid to give talented individuals a chance to succeed.

  • February 23, 2012  - rufus says:

    Bobby Bell is a charming man. Not too many ever like him. I am a proud man when I see him.

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