The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


December 17, 2013

Dunnavant film 'Three Days at Foster' sheds a positive light



It premiered this year, was an official selection of Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival and garnered second place in the documentary category at the All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival.

Key players in the film are the five black players who walked on at Alabama in 1967 when nearly every other team in the SEC was segregated. The group included Dock Rone, the first black player to suit up for the Tide.

“The walk-ons had never been on camera,” Dunnavant said. “This was compelling.”

Perhaps Jackson had one of the best comments on how times have changed.

“We don’t have to think about it, anymore,” said Jackson. “That’s a blessing.

“You don’t want to forget about it, either.”


Budd McLaughlin is managing editor of The News Courier.

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