Vogue, U-M Club of Manistee team up for Black History Month film

MANISTEE — In recognition of Black History Month, the University of Michigan Club of Manistee in collaboration with the Vogue Theatre is hosting a showing of the film “Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan — Georgia Tech Football Game.”

The one-time showing for the community will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 27.

The film, a Stunt3 Multimedia production, tells the story of “one of the most disgraceful incidents in Michigan football history — and ultimately, one of the most inspiring.”

The 1934 Michigan football team included a lineman, by the name of Gerald R. Ford, and a talented end from Detroit, Willis Ward. Roommates, they became life-long friends and were the main players in what was most likely the turning point of civil rights at the University of Michigan and in Ann Arbor.

Courtesy of the UofM Club of Manistee and the efforts of the Vogue Theatre, the film is being shown free of charge. Tickets may be obtained at the Vogue concession counter in advance.

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