Fields of Fire: Sports in the '60s
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Fields of Fire: Sports in the '60s
This award-winning video examines sports within the context of a period of great social and political upheaval. As its metaphorical title suggests, it focuses on pivotal events in the sports world that didn't always take place in the arena or on the playing field -- such as Muhammad Ali's refusal to serve in the military during the Vietnam War, a stance that cost him his world heavyweight boxing title. Also recalled is Major League Baseball player Curt Flood's refusal to be traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Philadelphia Phillies. Flood's struggle had far-reaching… More