A Long Road: 50 Years of Experience
from Five African American K-State Alumni
This documentary highlights the experiences of five African American K-State icons. One desegregated a Kansas swimming pool, another integrated a neighborhood, and one began a football career as the first Black football player at Kansas State and ended it with the Green Bay Packers. Stories include Dr. Martin Luther King’s visit to K-State, the impact of his assassination, and a motivational segment that encourages us all, “If it is to be, it is up to me!”
Below is the full documentary.
Visit the A Long Road YouTube playlist to view the chapters separately.
This documentary was made possible by the support of the Faculty Incentive Grant from the Tilford Initiative at Kansas State University.
A Long Road Participants
(Left to right): David Griffin, Sr., Juanita McGowan, Veryl Switzer, Kathleen Greene, and Charles Rankin