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
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Jim Brown Football Player (Former) National Football League
- Michael J. Cramer Director University of Texas at Austin->Texas Program in Sports and Media
- University of Texas at Austin | LBJ School of Public Affairs
- Johnson (Lyndon Baines) Presidential Library and Museum
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