Chuck Cooper III and David Finoli preview Breaking Barriers: The Chuck Cooper Story

The Paul Zeise Show
April 29, 2020 - 9:24 pm
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     The second hour of tonights show started off with Paul going out to the hotline to talk with Chuck Cooper III and David Finoli. They preview their new book, Breaking Barriers: The Chuck Cooper Story. ​Paul talks with Cooper III and Finoli about what they went through when writing this book. some of the things they learned in the process, and what stories stood out to them the most. They also look at a few moments from Coopers early childhood, career, and some of the challenges he faced in the sport and dealing with racial issues of the era. Paul also asks Cooper III and Finoli about the historical accomplishments of the Boston Celtics, and what that means for their place in basketball history. They also talk about the significance of this book because it covers much more than sports, and focuses on some very important historical moments that took place in the United States. Finoli believes that this was the most important project that he was ever apart of because he was able to learn about Cooper the basketball player, and the great person he was. Paul also asks Cooper III about the foundation and some of the great work that they've been doing since their inception.

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