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The Journey of the African-American Athlete.

African-American athletes today are much-loved heroes in American sports, but this has not always been true. In the past, many black athletes faced crushing racial discrimination, were rejected by their fellow competitors and fans, and had to wage a lifetime struggle to achieve equality on the playing field. Captured here are some of the Afro-American greats who led the way. 1996. 119 min.