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George Taliaferro broke football's racial barrier—now he helps fund organ transplants

George Taliaferro wanted to play football. It was the late 1930s and black boys weren’t welcome on the gridiron. But that didn’t stop Taliaferro. He went on to star at the University of Indiana and in 1949 became the first African-American ever drafted by the NFL. … Back to Article

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