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Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity in American Sports

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Join us at NPR for a special screening of CBS Sports Network's 1st & Goal in the Bronx: Grambling vs. Morgan State, followed by a conversation on Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity in American Sports.

The football game at Yankee Stadium on September 28, 1968, was the first time two historically black colleges played in New York City.  The game itself was a nail biter down to the wire. But even more critical was the fact that the two teams faced each other just five months after the assassination of Dr. King.  That backdrop of cultural revolution, civil rights struggle and urban riots gave it an even larger historical importance. We’ll talk about the forces leading up to the game and its aftermath in the lives of some players, in varsity football, and in American society.  

Opening Remarks: Brian Davis, producer, CBS

Moderator: William Rhoden, sports journalist, former football player for Morgan State

Participants: Broderick Johnson Sr., Partner, Bryan Cave; Ashland Johnson, Director of Public Education and Research, Human Rights Campaign; Mark Washington, former NFL cornerback, (Morgan State); George Nock, former NFL football running back, (Morgan State); and Lamont Germany, Heritage Sports Radio Network

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1ST AND GOAL IN THE BRONX: GRAMBLING VS. MORGAN STATE
Director: CBS
USA | 2011 | 60 MINUTES | ENGLISH