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Reaching the Finish Line: Black Athletes and Civil Rights.

This program evaluates the societal contributions of Afro-American sports greats Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Toni Stone, Willie O'Ree, Arthur Ashe and other sports icons who, with commitment and perseverance, broke the color barrier in professional athletics, paving the way for later civil rights victories. Commentary: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Isaacs, Charlie Sifford, Don Newcombe, Buck O'Neil, Rachel Robinson, Willie O'Ree, Dusty Baker, Mamie Johnson, Donald Dell. Dist.: Films Media Group. c1999. 32 min.