Thursday Night Talk: Sports, Race and Politics
Who says sports, race and politics don't mix well?
On the next Thursday Night Talk, Doc Stull and Brenda Starr examine sports, as seen through the lens of race, politics and protests throughout our history.
Doc and Starr will discuss the long history of mingling social justice and society in sports... from Jesse Owens to Jackie Robinson to Jim Brown to Muhammad Ali - from John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics to current NBA players speaking out at the recent ESPYS.
Further listening via NPR: '68 Olympian: If You're Famous And You're Black, You Have To Be An Activist
[Note: This episode is rescheduled from last month.]