The C.O.W.S. w/ Walter Beach III: Black Athletes and White Supremacy


Manage episode 213658391 series 2407505
By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.
Walter Beach III visits The Context of White Supremacy. A retired NFL player, Beach was a teammate of Jim Brown on the 1964 World Champion Cleveland Browns. More importantly, Walter Beach III united with Brown, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and a cadre of professional black athletes to support Muhammad Ali's refusal to be drafted into military service for the Vietnam conflict. Beach shares his views on these events and more of his life in the book, Consider This. We'll review his childhood in Michigan and how White Supremacy/Racism shaped his child years. We'll ask Beach to recount the day his mother made him wear a dress to help escape a lynching. Beach also faced a professional lynching during his NFL carerr. His White boss, Art Modell, admonished him for reading Elijah Muhammad's book, Message to the Black Man. Since many have compared Colin Kaepernick and the NFL national anthem protests to the activism of the 1960's, we'll get Beach's assessment of the kneel downs. We'll also get his thoughts on the over the top touchdown celebrations - which are most frequently exhibited by black players. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#

785 episodes available. A new episode about every day averaging 0 mins duration .