Western Reserve Public Media Specials

Lines Broken: The Story of Marion Motley

Special | 26m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1946, Canton native Marion Motley was one of four African American men to break pro football’s color barrier when he joined the Cleveland Browns. This local production tells the Canton native’s story of adversity, personal tragedy and triumphs using rarely heard archival interviews and new interviews with historians, friends and descendants.

Aired: 02/05/21

Expired: 02/28/21

Rating: NR

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Western Reserve Public Media Specials is a local public television program presented by WNEO.