CBS Sports will use a five hour Racism In Sports Investigation Program on Sunday.

The program block, titled “Portraits in Black,” will examine key events from the past as well as current events, including the reaction of athletes after the filming of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

James Brown, who will be the host, is hoping the five-hour block will allow everyone to get a full overview of what is happening.

"We need to understand our past and what we have learned," he said. “This is a step in the process of supporting the country that is about to be engaged. The next step has to be progress. "

Programming starts at 1 p.m. EDT featuring documentaries about the integration of SEC football, protests by Wyoming football players in 1969, and the legacy of Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson.

It continues at 4 p.m. with two CBS Sports Connected programs on what it means to be a black athlete in America and examine the movement of the Black Lives Matter through the eyes of coaches and athletes.

The program is part of CBS Sports' 8:46 campaign, launched after the death of George Floyd in late May, as part of the network's initiative to combat racial injustice.

Brown said his top concern after speaking with athletes and executives was that society was at a crossroads and that there must be a commitment to change.

“The spotlight is brighter and how often these events occur. We have a platform, but we have to use it wisely, ”he said.


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