Civil Rights Meets College Football

January 20, 2014

Hour 2:  Where did college sports and racial integration meet? This hour, we’ll take a look at black college football in the Civil Rights era with Samuel G. Freedman [1] [2], journalist and professor of journalism at Columbia University. He writes about the 1967 season at Grambling and Florida A&M and the larger struggle for equality in Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights [3] (Simon & Schuster, 2013). Freedman joined us in October, and today, we’ll listen back to the interview as part of our Martin Luther King Jr. Day special.


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[1] Samuel G. Freedman: http://www.samuelfreedman.com/index.html

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[3] Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights: http://www.samuelfreedman.com/books/index.html

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