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Episode 11 - "Marvelous" Mal Whitfield

History and Public Policy Program

Mal Whitfield was a five-time Olympic medalist who spent forty years as a sports coach and goodwill ambassador in Africa. Whitfield’s journey from athlete to ambassador, at a time when racism was rife in US society, is told by Kevin Witherspoon, History Professor at Lander University, South Carolina. Episode notes: http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/resource/sport-in-the-cold-war/episode-11-marvelous-mal-whitfield

20mins

25 Jan 2016