|Lincoln Trojans alums gather by “the tunnel” in Lincoln Park in Palmetto. From left, Henry Jones, Henry Lawrence, Chip Nelson, coach Eddie Shannon, Willie Jones and Robert N. Hamilton|
NFL standouts will add more star power to Thursday night’s Manatee County-made “Through the Tunnel” screening at the Sarasota Film Festival.
Following a reception and screening of the documentary at the Sarasota Opera House, Michael Clayton and Michael Coe, of the New York Giants; Rod Harper, of the Philadelphia Eagles; and Dexter McCluster, of the Kansas City Chiefs, will join former Oakland Raider and Lincoln standout Henry Lawrence in the post-screening discussion. Sean Smalls, of the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts, will also be in attendance.
“Through the Tunnel” focuses on the former all-black Lincoln Memorial High School in Palmetto and how its first-rate football team played a crucial role in the integration of the Manatee County public school system.
Read my recent "Through the Tunnel" story "Sarasota Film Fest spotlights Manatee movie."
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