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Politics and Protest in the Era of Black Lives Matter: A Dialogue

March 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join the 1619 and Beyond Program for a lecture by Derrick White, professor of history at the University of Kentucky, and Louis Moore, associate professor of history at Grand Valley State University.

Derrick White earned his Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University. He uses the lens of black organizational life to examine modern Black history, sports history and intellectual history. His most recent book, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, chronicles the development of black college football in the 20th century and is among the first comprehensive histories of black college athletics. Using the biography of Alonzo “Jake” Gaither and the history of the football program at Florida A&M University (FAMU), he shows how black college football and its supporters created successful programs during segregation by relying on a network of athletic enthusiasts in the media, on campuses and in the community.

Louis Moore earned his PhD in history from the University of California, Davis. He teaches African American history, civil rights, sports history, and U.S. history. His research and writing examines the interconnections between race and sports. He is the author of two recently published books, I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915 and We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete and the Quest for Equality. He has also written for a number of online outlets including The Shadow League, Vox and Vocativ, and he has appeared on news outlets including NPR, MSNBC and BBC Sports talking sports and race.

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: Virtual
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Host: 1619 and Beyond Program, Department of History

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