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'Moving the Chains: The Darryl Hill Story' (Rebroadcast)

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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 Atlantic Coast Conference's racial barrier. His tale is recounted in a new play, "Moving the Chains: They Darryl Hill Story", by Michael Olmert. Rebecca Sheir sat down with Hill in the Lincoln Theatre's lobby to find out more.

[Music: "I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)" by Nina Simone from Anthology]

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