25 Nov 2008

The Courage to Do the Right: Universityof Buffalo, A Bowl Game and Courage

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Black History, Contemporary Ethics, Kingdom, Ministry, Mission, Race Relations

The Courage to Do the Right

In 1958 a group of college football players at the University of Buffalo rejected a bid to play Florida St in the Tangerine Bowl because two African-American players on the team would not be allowed to play. Here is a video of the boys turned to men fifty years later. It is one of those many hidden victories for the kingdom of God. Watch this short video:

It is often the youth that show us our blindness. Here is a longer article about these men of valor. The article is on ESPN.com called “All or Nothing.” We still pray …

Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven … Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors” (Matt 6. 10, 12).

Bobby V

5 Responses to “The Courage to Do the Right: Universityof Buffalo, A Bowl Game and Courage”

  1. wjcsydney Says:

    Awesome story that made me cry. My first 29 years in South Africa defined how I react to racism. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Doug (in Phoenix) Says:

    Very moving. Thanks for posting.

  3. Frank Bellizzi Says:

    Bobby, thanks for posting this. I’d never heard this story before. And what a great video.

  4. Mark Says:

    Had they gone ahead and bowed to the prejudice, we wouldn’t even be talking about this now. But they did the right thing, and it still matters that they did. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Matthew Says:

    I mentioned you in my blog today.

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