On KQED’s California Report Friday Sep 16th, Talking About “Lost Champions” and Role of Black Press in Integrating Pro Football

Geek alert! I was interviewed for KQED’s California Report (where and how to listen here) and have been totally geeking out about it. I love public radio so getting to talk with people whose programs I listen to is especially gratifying.

In the segment we talk about the role of the black press in pro football’s integration, especially in Los Angeles, which had three major black weeklies in the 1940s, the Los Angeles Sentinel, California Eagle, and Los Angeles Tribune. We also talk about other civil rights battles going on in Los Angeles at the time and how this connects to Colin Kaepernick’s protesting the national anthem during NFL games this fall.

Please listen on Friday September 16 at 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 11pm on 88.5 in the Bay Area. Or listen after it airs by going to KQED’s California Report website.

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