Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete

Season 2002 Episode 1

February 8, 2002

Aired Unknown Feb 08, 2002 on ESPN
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February 8, 2002
As part of ESPN's 2002 Black History Month programming, this show honors some of the "foot soldiers" of sports - the second and third generation of barrier breakers who continued the fight on the fields and courts of America. In this roundtable program, we learn about the achievements of second generation athletes Charlie Scott, Tommie Smith, Dave Stewart, and Art Shell; superstars who toiled under a sometimes subtle and sometimes overt racism - but who helped to create an environment where today's superstars thrive largely on their ability alone. The show brings their contemporary counterparts - younger players (Kenny Smith, Steve McNair, Nikki McCray, and Marion Jones) - who have benefited from their careers. The two generations of superstars engage in a discussion of life as a Black athlete and the issues still facing players of color.moreless

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