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A fight for glory. A legacy of achievement.


Documentary feature exploring the rise of African-Americans to positions of greatness in American sports. Stories are told of boxers, tennis players, runners, and basketball players, athletes who either suffered the indignities of racism, helped break down its walls, or enjoyed the opportunities afforded by past struggles.

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  1. Hank Aaron


  2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


  3. Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

    Self (archive footage)

  4. Arthur Ashe

    Self (archive footage)

  5. Jim Brown

    Jim Brown


  6. Bud Collins

    Bud Collins


  7. Jim Dent

    Self (archive footage)

  8. Gerald Early

    Self - Writer / Historian

  9. Lee Elder


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The Journey of the African-American Athlete

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Original Language English

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