Racial Justice In College Sports At UW-Madison And Elsewhere, Remembering Rep. John Lewis

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People gather at memorial to John Lewis
People gather at a make-shift memorial near the home of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Atlanta. Lewis, who died July 17 at age 80, was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists who organized the 1963 March on Washington, and spoke shortly before the group’s leader, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech to a vast sea of people. Mike Stewart/AP Photo

We discuss how to advance racial justice in college sports with an athletes’ rights and equity expert from California. And an Atlanta-based political scientist and Wisconsin Congressional Representative join us in looking back at the life and contributions of the late civil rights leader and “Conscience of the Congress” Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

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  • A Look At The Legacy Of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

    Civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman John Lewis will be laid to rest in Atlanta on Thursday. We look back at Lewis’ life and what his legacy means for the fight for racial equality and justice.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Eddie Comeaux Guest
  • Michael Jackson Guest
  • Andra Gillespie Guest
  • Representative Ron Kind Guest

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