Arthur on African-American Athletes


In 1989, having just published A Hard Road to Glory, Arthur Ashe speaks with Harold Dow about African-Americans in sports and the role that African-American athletes have played in the greater arena of Civil Rights in America. In recounting some of the most important victories of African-American athletes, it is peppered with audio clips from Jackie Robinson, boxer Jack Johnson and Jesse Owens. The broadcast starts off with a piece about character assassination in politics and is followed by an interview with Canadian author Robertson Davies. Skip to 9:17 to just listen to the piece with Ashe. © CBS Radio – Newsmark

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