PBS NewsHour

How athletes have used activism to level the playing field

Clip: 09/19/2017 | 6m 41s

James Blake may have climbed to the top of the tennis world, ranking number four in the world before retiring in 2013, but being a former pro athlete wasn’t enough to insulate him from being inappropriately accosted by a New York cop. The incident made him rethink his role as a citizen-athlete and led him to write a book, “Ways of Grace.” Blake joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss sports and activism.

Aired: 09/19/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why?

Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode.

Problems Playing Video?