Leveling the Playing Field

The LBJ Civil Rights Summit on Sports presented by the McGarr Symposium and TPSM from Moody College of Communication on Vimeo.

Sponsored by the McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society through the Texas Program in Sports and Media (TPSM) in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Bill Russell looked back at their efforts to use their platforms in football and basketball to raise awareness for civil rights. The talk was introduced by Michael J. Cramer, director of the TPSM and moderated by Harry Edwards, professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. The discussion was held during the Civil Rights Summit on April 9, 2014 at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell on being first black coach in pro sports from Moody College of Communication on Vimeo.

NFL Hall of Famer and actor Jim Brown stumped by question from Moody College of Communication on Vimeo.