03/19/14- Wednesday's Topical Currents
: The City of Miami’s Orange Bowl stadium is gone. The high-tech Marlins stadium is now at the sight. But it was the venue of many, many impactful games. Think of the many Orange Bowl classics . . . Or Joe Namath and the Jets winning the Super Bowl . . . The underdog Hurricanes outlasting Nebraska by a point in 1984 . . . Or Dan Marino & Don Shula besting the undefeated Chicago Bears in 1985. But more than 40 years ago, another landmark game was played. The “Orange Blossom Classic” of 1967, with Florida A&M facing off against Grambling university. Both all black schools. We speak with Samuel Freedman, whose written BREAKING THE LINE: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights
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