Sports, Society, Racism & Triumph

Sports, Society, Racism & Triumph

It's a sports story you haven't heard, about how sport can transform society and overcome racism. Join Kojo for an exploration of one of his passions: West Indian cricket

From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, the West Indies dominated the world of cricket. No team was more feared, or fearsome, than the 11 cricketers plucked from disparate Caribbean nations. Their talent united the islands, transformed the style of cricket and became a metaphor for nations struggling under racism and oppression. Kojo explores their story, captured in the new documentary "Fire in Babylon."

Guests

Dave Zirin

Sports Editor, The Nation; Author, "Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love" (Scribner); author, "A People's History of Sports in the United States" (New Press)

Marc Grossman

Director and Writer, "Fire in Babylon"

Suresh Neelapala

President, Washington Warriors Cricket Club; and Secretary, Washington Cricket League

Related Links

"Fire in Babylon" Trailer

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