BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED

BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED

“Because They Believed” is a 101- minute documentary containing interviews of athletic trailblazers that were the first to break through racial barriers to participate in professional sports. These are stories of forgotten male & female athletes who's perseverance and dedication changed the world of sports forever. They boldly integrated and participated in sports that were, at that time, segregated. These stories are told to inspire people of all ages, races and genders. In this documentary, we memorialize the stories of these athletes who broke barriers and opened the doors for the professional athletes of color today.

Interviewees in Order of Appearance
Dr. John Carlos (Track & Field), Tom Flores (Football), Dusty Baker (Baseball), R.C. Owens (Football), Billy Mills (Track & Field), Raymond Chester (Football), Dr. Herbert Carnegie (Hockey), Rosie Bonds (Track & Field), Dr. Tae Yun Kim (Martial Arts), Mal Whitfield (Track & Field), Bill Wright (Golf), Leland Faust (Water Polo),Leigh Steinberg (Sports Agent), Yoshihiro Uchida (Judo), Urla Hill (Historian and Curator), Dr. Tommie Smith (Track & Field), Don Johnson (Tennis) and Dr. Harry Edwards (Sociologist).

BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED
  • Because They Believed - Documentary

    “Because They Believed” is a 101- minute documentary containing interviews of athletic trailblazers that were the first to break through racial barriers to participate in professional sports. These are stories of forgotten male & female athletes who's perseverance and dedication changed the w...