The Ernie Davis StoryDVD - 2009
Ernie Davis was born in New York and raised in poverty. He overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become an unstoppable running back for the Syracuse Orangemen. With the guidance of coach Ben Schwartzwalder, Ernie would develop from an impressive high school athlete into a college legend. Ernie would become the first black to win the Heisman Trophy. Refusing to play by the unspoken racist rules of the day, Ernie broke through one barrier after another to alter the way football fans looked at black men. Following his draft by the NFL, he was struck by a terrible blow in the prime of his life. Ernie would join the ranks of black pioneers who inspired a civil rights movement that smashed barriers on and off the playing field.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Director of photography, Kramer Morgenthau ; editors, Padraic McKinley, William Steinkamp ; music, Mark Isham.
Performers: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Omar Benson Miller, Nelsan Ellis, Charles S. Dutton.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality
Language Note: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Call Number: DVD E
Alternative Title: Ernie Davis story
From Library Staff
A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
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