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The Breakthrough Of Black Footballers

  • Burgh House & Hampstead Museum New End Square NW3 1LT England (map)

Breakthrough of black footballers and discrimination in the so called ‘Beautiful Game.’

Paul Rees in conversation with Paul Mortimer and Troy Townsend from ‘Kick It Out.'  A brief history following the stories of Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson, footballers who had reached their peaks against the backdrop of the most divisive and poisonous racial tension in the UK's history - a time when the National Front movement was at its most virulent.

Kick It Out is primarily a campaigning organisation which enables, facilitates and works with the football authorities, professional clubs, players, fans and communities to tackle all forms of discrimination. The campaign has been pivotal in persuading and supporting the game’s stakeholders to take their equality responsibilities seriously.

This talk is also important for teaching those about identifying and dealing with discrimination in sport

Earlier Event: November 10
Politics and Britains Youth
Later Event: November 12
How Black People Won World War 2