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  • Writer's pictureGena Heelz

"The Lucky Eleven " New Documentary Film Coming soon

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

A big #shoutout to Director Mr. Tillman For upcoming independent film

"The Lucky Eleven"

Humanitarian Fundraising Cause W.E.B. Dubois was the best known spokesperson for African-American rights during the first half of the 20th century. This HBCU Fisk Alumni co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. Du Bois later moved to Ghana where he died in 1963.

On June 29, 2019, not only will we honor this Fiskite by giving back to children in Ghana, and Fisk University but we will also pay homage to the 4th African- American quarterback from Fisk University in the NFL, John “JJ” Jones. This black-tie event will be held at the iconic Graceland House in Memphis and spotlight the talented Lucky 11 football players including Joe “Jefferson Street” Gilliam.

The Premiering of "The Lucky Eleven" documentary a Red Carpet Black Tie Affair. Coming in June at The Guesthouse at Graceland. A story about a group of young African-American Althetes during the late 60s early to mid 70s having struggles with performing and play sports at white Colleges and Universities. The biggest of the group came from SouthSide High School. From other schools were Hamilton,Messick, Melrose, Lester, Mitchell, East, and Douglas. These young men were some of the best Althetes in Memphis,Tn. They range from State Champions to All Americans and they all went to Fisk University. This film is in memory of (John JJ Jones) and (Jefferson Street Joe Gilliam)two of the first BLACK Quarter Backs in the NFL "STRAIGHT OUT OF" Nashville and Memphis Tennessee. With this project we have supported one student at Fisk Univ. and supported elementary students in Ghana to have bottle drink water. We need everyones help come see a historical film of great men. Photo with Memphis own Bev. Johnson of Historic WDIA Radio are LD Galloway and Andre Johnson two of the Lucky Eleven.

 "I want to thank you very much and let move on to the future with making films."

                                         Film Director ,

                                     George Tillman


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