UCLA and EPIX present L.A. premiere of ‘Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football’

“Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football” tells the little-known story of Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis, the four men who broke the color barrier in professional football the year before Jackie Robinson broke it in Major League Baseball.

Washington and Strode attended UCLA and played for the Bruins. 

Following the movie screening — the film’s Los Angeles premiere — a panel discussion moderated by Los Angeles Times reporter Kurt Streeter will feature UCLA alumnus Rafer Johnson, Paul Von Blum, Ross Greenburg and Jarrett Bell. “Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football” debuts on EPIX on Sept. 23.


Rafer Johnson, Olympic gold medalist and UCLA alumnus
Mark Greenberg, president and CEO, EPIX
Ross Greenburg, producer, “Forgotten Four”
Gene Block, chancellor, UCLA
Paul Von Blum, UCLA civil rights scholar
Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times
Jarrett Bell, USA Today
Laila Ali
Curtis Conway
Xavier Henry


Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
5:30 p.m. Media check-in
6:00 p.m. Doors open to audience
7:15 p.m. Event begins


Royce Hall, UCLA campus (map


UCLA Elizabeth Boatright-Simon, 310-466-8769, ekivowitz@support.ucla.edu
EPIX Marlea Willis, 917-335-1022, MWillis@EPIXhd.com
Favorito PR Joe Favorito, 917-566-8345, fatherknickerbocker1@yahoo.com
Frank PR Nikki Anaejionu, 646-861-0843, Nikki@frankpublicity.com

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