CBS Sports Airing 5-Hour ‘Portraits In Black’ Special Focusing On Black Athletes’ Experience With Racism In Sports And Society

CBS Sports introduced Monday that the network is devoting 5 hrs this Sunday, September 6 to an unique collection of shows focused on the Black professional athlete experience as well as the crossway of bigotry with sports and also culture in the United States.

The unique, entitled Portraits In Black, will be organized by The NFL Today’s James Brown and also will certainly be dedicated to tales that CBS Sports has actually assembled describing the history and also battles of Black athletes in sporting activities in America.

Broadcasting from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, the five hrs of programming will consist of 3 docudramas adhered to by more discourse on current occasions in the country with CBS Sports Connected specials.

” Portraits In Black offers a retrospective and existing sight of the civil rights battle as it has actually played out worldwide of sporting activities,” said Brown in a declaration. “This day of programming gives a backdrop and also context for today’s racial quarrel and also the proceeding initiatives for equality from the viewpoint of the athlete. Now likewise is our effort to advance the discussion in a meaningful as well as deep method by magnifying and brightening historical inequities with some acquainted tales, as well as highlighting lower well-known sporting activities figures as well as their just as important experiences. If we truly listen as well as hear each various other, we hope this particular day goes a long and also substantial method towards understanding and healing.”

The failure of the five hours of shows is as complies with:

1-2p. m. ET- Forward Progress: The Integration Of SEC Football

2-3p. m. ET- The Black 14: Wyoming Football 1969

3-4p. m. ET- Althea & & Arthur 4-5p. m. ET- CBS Sports Connected: What It Means To Be Me

5-6p. m. ET- CBS Sports Connected: The American Dream

Forward Progress: The Integration of SEC Football informs the tale of the effort to integrate SEC football which began on top of Kentucky’s state federal government before dripping down to the sports department. It documents the experience of Nate Northington and Greg Page, who were both hired to play at Kentucky.

The Black 14: Wyoming Footbal 1969 narrates the experiences of the 14 Black Wyoming football players who tried to in harmony oppose BYU and the Mormon Church’s restriction on Black priests. Head instructor Lloyd Eaton disregarded all 14 of the gamers when he learned of their plan to wear black armbands marked with number 14 during the BYU video game.

Althea & & Arthur features the story of well known tennis player Arthur Ashe and also the lower recognized Althea Gibson who was a trailblazer in her very own right, breaking the color obstacle in women’s tennis as well as golf.

In What It Means To Be Me, a host of CBS Sports talent presses the conversation of systemic bigotry ahead by checking out subjects such as education and learning, psychological wellness, parenting and also more through individual tales. As well as in The American Dream, James Brown, Michelle Miller and Charles Davis take a look at the Black Lives Matter motion via the eyes of professional athletes as well as trainers.

The special starts at 1 p.m. EST this Sunday, September 6 on CBS.

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