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By Andrew Conte

this present day the Pittsburgh Steelers are one among professional football’s so much profitable and prestigious franchises, yet that wasn’t continuously the case.  As the USA was once rising from the turbulent decade of the Nineteen Sixties the Steelers’ entrance place of work had their websites squarely keen on the future.

Relive the at the box and again room moments that formed Steelers’ heritage and led the metal urban to 4 great Bowl victories.  The colour of Sundays tells the tale of the way invoice Nunn Jr., artwork Rooney, and the Steelers’ entrance workplace reshaped the franchise.  invoice Nunn Jr.’s procedure used to be uncomplicated; scout expertise the place many different groups had failed and convey in gamers from the traditionally black faculties and universities.

this era in Steelers historical past used to be instrumental within the development of the “Steel Curtain” safety with destiny seasoned soccer corridor of status choices similar to Charles Edward “Mean Joe” Greene, L.C. Greenwood and Mel Blount.  there have been vital choices on offensive besides together with the longer term corridor of Famer John Stallworth.

The colour of Sundays: the key approach that outfitted the Steelers Dynasty is decided within the broader context of the time whilst a country for set for switch, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been poised to embody that change.


As a tender reporter, I discovered loads of soccer from invoice Nunn Jr. His tale, the colour Of Sundays, is a must-read heritage lesson on how activities can conquer racism. invoice used to be prior to his time in getting nice avid gamers of colour into the NFL. John Clayton ESPN and NFL Sports

it might be demanding to place into phrases what invoice Nunn intended to such a lot of gamers, coaches, scouts and different participants of the Steelers association. Having identified invoice Nunn, Jr. for actually a long time, i used to be blessed that he shared many tales approximately his notable existence experience.    i'm super happy that Andrew Conte has captured the various shops approximately invoice Nunn, in addition to tales that invoice himself used to be keen on sharing with others.   artwork Rooney II, President, Pittsburgh Steelers

The colour of Sundays finds that activities was once no longer cut loose the fight for equivalent rights.  Nunn was once a sufferer of racism and a triumph for humanity. ... His quiet journalism and eye on society helped to combine a lot activities and lead the way for open possibilities for gamers, coaches, and entrance place of work staff. Samuel W. Black, Director of African American courses/ Senator John Heinz historical past heart in organization with the Smithsonian Institution

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