Season 1 | Episode 1

Overcoming the Challenges of Integration with Ralph Stokes

In this first episode, Jack talks with Ralph Stokes about overcoming the challenges of integration. After being one of the first African American football players at the University of Alabama, Ralph's life is one that has overcome the barriers and challenges of racial integration in society including in education, sports, and business. When Ralph was told he couldn't because of the color of his skin, Ralph overcame and pioneered a way for the generations of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Jack and Ralph also talk about Ralph's new book, what it was like to play football under Coach Bear Bryant, the PGA Superstore where he is the Director of Partnership Marketing, and what Coach Nick Saban is really like. Listen to this episode as Jack discusses with the Ralph about the lessons learned in overcoming integration.

Click here to learn more about Ralph's new book, One of the First: Lessons I Learned While Overcoming the Challenges of Integration, and buy now

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