Black College Football Hall of Fame: Journey to Canton
“Headed to Canton” is often used synonymously when referring to an NFL player who will one day be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, located in Canton, Ohio. The museum celebrates the greatest players, coaches and contributors to the professional game.
Now, more than 50 year later, heading to Canton has expanded to include collegiate football. In 2019, the Black College Football Hall of Fame was officially welcomed to the campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Along with it came a game and celebration of the historically Black college and university brand of football. This half-hour production tells the story of the formation of Black college football, the contributions that players from historically Black colleges and universities have made to the NFL, the founding of its hall of fame and why the hall is in the unexpected location of Canton.
Premiered on PBS Western Reserve in 2021.
Black College Football Hall of Fame
In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth and the #SuperBowl, we are highlighting the Black College Football Hall of Fame, it’s inductees and the significant events in history that changed American pro football forever. 🏈🏟️ The Hall is located at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.