ArtPrize entry highlights Ford's early stand for equality

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CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — You've heard legendary stories about Gerald R. Ford.

The football star; the war Hero; the nation’s healer. But there's a good chance you've never heard of 

Ford's willingness to stand up to discrimination.

“For the most part, when I've talked to people, they said they'd never known that about President Ford,” said artist Amiri Farris, whose ArtPrize entry profiles the little-known event.

Located at the airport that bears Ford's name, “1934” tells the story of the friendship that developed between Ford and Willis Ward, his black teammate on the 1934 Wolverine football squad. 

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