Growing up playing hockey in Scarborough, Mike Marson yearned to play in the big leagues. His first step was a spot on the Ontario Hockey League's Sudbury Wolves. He eventually realized his NHL dream in 1974 when he was drafted by the Washington Capitals, becoming the second black person to play professional hockey. He tells Steve Paikin about his time in the league, and how he overcame racism and barriers he faced during his career on ice.
Episode:
Facing Racism, Finding Comfort
Aired:
Feb 29, 2016
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