Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gives a history lesson on the black golfer who broke the color barrier.
On November 24, Barack Obama will drape the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, around the neck of Charlie Sifford, the black golfer who broke the Professional Golfers' Association of America's color barrier more than 50 years ago. Known as the "Jackie Robinson of Golf," Sifford joins Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer as the only golfers to receive the medal. He is the ninth professional black athlete to receive the honor.More »