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Action: Museum screening film about athletes who blazed a trail of social justice

'Beyond Their Years' looks back at Herb Carnegie and Buck O'Neil
'Beyond Their Years' focuses on social justice icons Herb Carnegie and Buck O'Neil.

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is screening a film produced by a former Sault resident later this month.

Beyond Their Years is the compelling story of the parallel lives of social justice icons Herb Carnegie (hockey) and Buck O'Neil (baseball).

The athletes were excluded, because of their race, from competing at the highest professional levels in their sports.

They ultimately used the actions of others to make their mark in the sports world, making it more inclusive.

The 48-minute film features dozens of interviews and rare footage tying together their legacies and will be screened on May 30 with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the film starting at 6:30 p.m.

The film is produced by Bryant McBride, who was raised in the Sault from the time he was 3 years old until he moved to attend West Point Military College.

McBride was the first Black class president of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and later went to Harvard where he earned a master's degree in public administration.

He was also the first Black executive in the National Hockey League where he spent time as vice president, business development from 1991 to 2000.


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