Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and the Course of Civil Rights

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.  Topical Currents Wednesday at 1pm.