The Black Athlete

By Louis Moore and Derrick White

What's The Black Athlete about?

This is a podcast by Louis Moore and Derrick White. As trained historians and leading scholars on sports and race, we discuss the history of the black athlete in a contemporary conversation. Moore is the author of I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, and also We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, The Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality. White is the author of The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

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Black Bodies And Football


In this episode, we're joined by Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Tracie Canada to discuss Black bodies, family, and football. During our conversation, she discusses her recent article "Damar Hamlin’s Collapse Highlights the Violence Black Men Experience in Football." The brilliant scholar ...

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