This week, Julie explores the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 soccer fans lost their lives. Professor Phil Scraton, who was instrumental in getting justice for the families of the 96, provides some incredible insight.
This week, Julie DiCaro tells the story that inspired this podcast, that of Margaret Bergmann Lambert, the best high jumper in the world, who was denied a spot in the 1936 Olympics by the Third Reich. Julie is joined by Molly Lambert, Margaret's granddaughter and a writer for the New York Times Magazine's "Talk" column.
You've probably heard of Althea Gibson, but do you know her story? Julie didn't. This week, she learns about Althea's life and legacy with special guest Professor Lou Moore of Grand Valley State University, who put Althea on the cover of his book "We Will Win The Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality."