On March 16 and 17, ESPN, in collaboration with Shoot the Moon
Productions and filmmaker Dan Klores, will air Black Magic, a
documentary chronicling the injustice black players and coaches from Historically Black Colleges and Universities had to
endure during the civil rights era. The four hour program will be
broken up in two parts, focusing on the struggles of Historically Black
Colleges and Universities back in the 1960s.
Just as importantly, on March 11th, Rhino/Warner Music Group
will release the soundtrack to the doc, filled to the brim of yo'
daddy's flapjack cap with some of the baddest soul music of the era.
With tracks from Earth, Wind & Fire, Graham Central Station, Booker
T. & the MG's, The Bar-Kays and Tower of Power all rolled into one
package, the disc will probably have you putting up a fist and fighting the powers-that-be.
Kudos to the Worldwide Leader for airing the film (even if it's not during Black History Month), and to Rhino for the hits. Check the full soundtrack lineup here.
ESPN airs Black Magic [TNA]