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The National and International Roundtable For 10/24/12

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The Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame presents a weekly one-hour Internet talk show: National and International Roundtable, which will feature compelling guests that will enlighten, inform, empower, and educate listeners around the globe. This weeks guests:Willy T. Ribbs is an American sports legend; originally from San Jose, California, and he is a world renowned racecar driver. He says he wants to debate NASCAR about race. And this time he’s not talking about driving he’s talking about racism. Ribbs is known for making strides for minorities in the racecar industry. Some of his accomplishments include being the winner of the Formula Ford Dunlop Championship in Europe, the First African American driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) in 1991, with partnership assistance from Bill Cosby. Not to mention he was also, the first African American to compete in NASCAR’s Winston Cup series.
 
 Rosie Bonds Kreidler competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics for the United States in the Women's 80 metre hurdles. She finished in 1st place in the fourth heat of the first round (10.6 seconds), in 4th place in the first semifinal (10.8 seconds), and in 8th place in the final race (10.8 seconds). After retiring from athletics two years later, she started a career in nursing. She's the sister of Bobby Bonds and the aunt of Barry Bonds.

 

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