Filmmaker Maya Washington, daughter of Michigan State College Football Hall of Famer Gene Washington, will show a trailer of her upcoming documentary, "Through the Banks of the Red Cedar," on Sept. 10 at the Conrad Hall auditorium on the Michigan State campus. Conrad Hall is the East Neighborhood near Hubbard Hall.
The documentary is on her father's career and Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. She will show a trailer of the unfinished work that will be followed by a discussion.
The event is begins with at 6 p.m. with an Open House and the program follows at 7 p.m. It is sponsored by the University Archives and Historical Collections and the MSU Retirees Association.
Maya, Gene, Clinton Jones and other players from the Spartans' 1965-66 national championship teams will participate in the event. Jack Ebling, host of Lansing sports radio talk show The Drive with Jack, will serve as the moderator.
Jones is on campus this week to have his name added the Ring of Fame at Spartan Stadium at halftime of Saturday's Oregon-Michigan State game. Jones will join his three College Football Hall of Fame teammates, George Webster, Bubba Smith and Gene Washington. All four players were were two-time All-American players recruited by head coach Duffy Daugherty. Webster, Smith and Washington were part of the Underground Railroad out of the segregated South. Jones was from Cleveland, Ohio.
To attend the event, RSVP at throughthebanksoftheredcedar.com/events/criticalconvo or call 517-353-7896.