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Video available on NFL Network show featuring Alfred University’s Art Force 5

Alfred University | 3/01/19

The NFL Network has posted video of a program featuring Alfred University’s Art Force 5. The special edition of the NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated NFL 360 series, titled Black and Blue, recognizes the city of Atlanta’s first African-American police officers.


The NFL Network has posted video of a program featuring Alfred University’s Art Force 5. The special edition of the NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated NFL 360 series, titled Black and Blue, recognizes the city of Atlanta’s first African-American police officers.

Art Force 5 is a program at Alfred University that uses community-based art to inspire discussion on topics of equality and social justice. A group of current Alfred University students and alumni representing Art Force 5 spent parts of two weeks in January in Atlanta, host of the Feb. 3 Super Bowl, working on a project honoring the city’s first African-American police officers, who were hired in 1948.

Trent Cooper, a 1992 Alfred University graduate and producer of original content for the NFL Network, directed the segment on Art Force 5, which invited members of the Atlanta community to paint canvas tiles that were used to create mosaics depicting the eight police officers.

View the video on the NFL 360 program, Black and Blue, here.