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'Moving the Chains: The Darryl Hill Story'

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Darryl Hill: now (left) and as a player for the Maryland Terrapins (right).
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Darryl Hill: now (left) and as a player for the Maryland Terrapins (right).

As the first African-American football player at the University of Maryland, Darryl Hill helped break the ACC's racial barrier. His tale is recounted in a new play, "Moving the Chains: They Darryl Hill Story", by Michael Olmert. Later this month, a staged reading will be held at the Lincoln Theatre, in association with Theater J. Rebecca Sheir sits down with Hill in the Lincoln Theatre's lobby to find out more.

[Music: "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald from The Great Summit: The Master Takes]

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