Former Alabama, Auburn football players to gather for panel discussion


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370388355&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4083935&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370388355 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Auburn and Alabama football players from the 1960s and 1970s will come together later in June to discuss how the integration of their programs impacted the Civil Rights movement.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.

Sports personality Paul Finebaum will act as the moderator of the panel discussion.

Several former Alabama and Auburn players will be on hand to share their first-hand experiences.

“I think from [1969] forward through now, there is a lot more peace in the world that was not there before,” former Auburn player James Owens said.

The discussion is set to take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church.

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