Sports and Race

Bill Russell and Jim Brown talked about changes in professional sports in the decades since the Civil Rights Movement. They spoke… read more

Bill Russell and Jim Brown talked about changes in professional sports in the decades since the Civil Rights Movement. They spoke about their struggles for respect throughout their careers, as well as the role of African Americans in college and professional sports.

The panel, “Sports: Leveling the Playing Field,” took place at a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964. close

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  • Brown, Jim Football Player (Former) National Football League
  • Cramer, Michael J. Director University of Texas at Austin->Texas Program in Sports and Media
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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Jun 1, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 15, 2014

Airing Details

  • Jun 01, 2014 | 9:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 02, 2014 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 07, 2014 | 3:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 15, 2014 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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