Goldstein, who is chair of the History Department in the University's College of Arts and Sciences, talks about his abiding interest in the history of race relations in America, focusing on the careers of two remarkable clerics about whom he has written: the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Goldstein discusses his early academic interest in the history of sports and offers a nuanced critique of the recent film, "42," which portrays Jackie Robinson and the breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball. He also talks about his own connection with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns's series about baseball.
Professor of History
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