Willie
Willie

Willie

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Willie O'Ree changed hockey forever on Jan. 18, 1958. In the midst of America's tumultuous fight to end Jim Crow and the birth of the civil rights movement, Willie - the descendant of escaped slaves - became the first black player to skate in a National Hockey League game.
Documentary
  • Director

    • Laurence Mathieu-Leger
  • Producers

    • Laurence Mathieu-Leger
    • Bryant McBride
    • Ebyan Bihi
  • Cast

    • Willie O'Ree
    • Gary Bettman
    • Wayne Gretzky
    • Wayne Simmonds
    • Devante Smith-Pelly
  • Executive Producers

    • Sheila C. Johnson
    • Ted Leonsis
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Willie
Willie

Willie

Willie O'Ree changed hockey forever on Jan. 18, 1958. A descendant of escaped slaves, he became the first black player to skate in the NHL.

1h 14m 14s