Beyond Their Years

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is excited to announce a screening of the film Beyond Their Years, produced by Bryant McBride on May 30th, 2024 with doors opening at 6:00pm and film starting at 6:30pm. The screening will be followed by a fireside chat with Bryant about his life and the film. Tickets are $25.00 and are available on our website or at the Museum.

Beyond Their Years – SAULT STE. MARIE MUSEUM (

“Beyond Their Years” depicts the compelling story of parallel lives lived by sports and social justice icons Herb Carnegie (hockey) and O’Neil (baseball), who were excluded, because of their race, from competing at the highest professional leagues of the sports they loved. Instead of becoming angry and bitter, they channeled the injustice they both experienced into pioneering work that made their respective sports, and the world, more inclusive. The 48-minute film, that features dozens of interviews and rare footage, ties together their legacies in a verité style that teaches, heals, and humanizes.

Bryant McBride was raised in the Sault from 3 years old till he left the nest for West Point Millitary Collage. He was the first Black class president of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and later went on to Harvard University, earning a master’s degree in public administration.

Bryant was the first Black executive at the National Hockey League serving as VP, Business Development from 1991 – 2000. Bryant’s entrepreneurial track record over the past 20 years is 5-1-1 netting investors $80 MM on $10MM invested, with one more investment, Burst, still in play.

Bryant also produced and finds time to promote the messages in his acclaimed documentary “Willie”, about the first black player in the NHL. Predeceasing the 2nd film he produced, that you will be seeing with us May 30th. He has served on the Boards on the New York Roadrunners, The Armory Track and Field Center in New York City, The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston, amongst others. He enjoys mentoring smart, relentless business builders, has been a leader on social justice initiatives for decades, is an avid youth hockey coach and administrator, and has started 26 Marathons – and completed them all.

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