Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football

In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play Major League Baseball.

One year earlier, in 1946, Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, and Bill Willis were all integrated into the National Football League and the All America Football Conference.

Ross Greenburg Productions produced Forgotten Four, a feature length documentary which airs in September of 2014 as a commemoration to their accomplishments as the first African American pro football players. Washington and Strode both played for the Los Angeles Rams and Paul Brown engineered Motley and Willis into his system on the Cleveland Browns. This film will tell the story that should have been told long ago.