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On the Shoulders of Giants

On the Shoulders of Giants

Update: 2019-02-1437
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When Colin Kaepernick stopped standing for the national anthem at NFL games it sparked a nationwide conversation about patriotism and police brutality. Black athletes using their platform to protest injustice has long been a tradition in American history. In this episode we explore three stories of protest that are rarely told but essential to understanding the current debate: the heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson, the sprinter Wilma Rudolph, and the basketball player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
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Kerry C.

I almost skipped this episode when I saw that it was about sports. So glad I didn't!

Feb 28th
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Alex Mercedes

wow. thanks. I didn't know ANY of this. just requested Wilma's book thru interlibrary loan.

Feb 14th
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On the Shoulders of Giants

On the Shoulders of Giants

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