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100 Years After Jack Johnson: Boxing and Black Male Identity

Synopsis
Radio programme in which Gary Younge explores what the BBC archives reveal about four boxers who span the century - Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Includes a clip of Ali (formerly known as Cassius Clay) quoting the first two lines of Mark Antony’s funeral oration from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (III ii) before the match with Sonny Liston, substituting ‘Liston’ for ‘Caesar’.
Series
Archive on 4
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
28 Jun 2010 at 15:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Peggy Sutton
Contributor
Gary Younge
Cast
Muhammad AliMark Antony

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Sports science
Keywords
boxing; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); sport; Ali, Muhammad; black Americans

Notes

Reviews
Source: BBC Programme information (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00st15p, accessed 7/2010)

Production Company

Name

Somethin’ Else

Email
info@somethinelse.com
Web
http://www.somethinelse.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
20-26 Brunswick Place
London
N1 6DZ

Sponsor

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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