Recording The Black Athlete

HBO chronicles progress of sports figures

In this 119-minute video, The Journey of the African American Athlete, HBO Sports documents some of the most memorable and historical moments in sports history. The triumphs of athletes Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudolph, Arthur Ashe, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Michael Jordan and others are chronicled in this compelling documentary that includes rare footage and modern-day interviews mindfully woven into the plight of blacks in the United States. The story debuted on HBO last summer, and became available for rental in video stores early this year. The video will be on sale in English and Spanish starting this month. Available in VHS Hi-Fi Dolby Stereo. To order, call 800-367-7765. The cost is $19.98.

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