Black Champions Production Papers
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Part one of Black Champions, “Who Will Wear the Crown?,” examines early black participation in sports, focusing on the athletic departments of segregated black colleges during the first half of the century. Featured athletes include Josh Gibson, James Bell, Leroy Paige, Ralph Metcalfe, Ed Tolan, Cornelius Johnson, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Fritz Pollard, Paul Robeson. Interviewed athletes include Jim Jacobs, Eulace Peacock, Mack Robinson, and John Woodruff.
Part two of Black Champions, “New Times: The Integration of American Sports,” explores black pioneers who became superstars in the white sports arena. Interviewed athletes include Jim Brown, Alice Coachman-Davis, Wilma Rudolph, Archie Moore, Floyd Patterson, Althea Gibson, Sydney Llewellyn, Oscar Robertson, and Mack Robinson.Part three of Black Champions, “Looking for Tomorrow: Black Athletes and the Sporting Life,” focuses on the world of corporate sports and the financial and emotional pressures facing black superstars. Featured athletes include John Thompson, Early Monroe, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lee Elder, Peter Westbrook, and Curt Flood. Interviewed athletes include Arthur Ashe, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evelyn Ashford, and Edwin Moses.
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