Race and Sports in American Culture
by Emory Libraries
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Symposium on race, sports and their effect on American culture and civil rights, held on May 11, 2011 at Woodruff Library on the Emory University campus. A new collecting focus for MARBL, on the papers of African American athletes, also was introduced. Panelists included Mike Glenn, former NBA player; Gerald Early, director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis; and Earl Lewis, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory and African American studies professor. Pellom McDaniels III, former Atlanta Falcons player and consultant curator of MARBL's African American Collections, was the moderator. Photo caption: A 1939 photo of Martín Dihigo, two-time All-Star in the American Negro leagues and the only player inducted into the American, Cuban and Mexican Baseball Halls of Fame. Photo courtesy of MARBL.
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|2||CleanVideoJoe Louis Barrow: A Life and Career in Context||The traveling exhibit "Joe Louis Barrow: A life and career in Context" opened and previewed on November 13, 2013 at the Woodruff Library at Emory University. The life and legacy of boxing great Joe Louis is told through photographs, periodicals and archival materials from Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The opening included Joe Louis Barrow Jr., film clips of Louis' significant boxing matches, and other prized materials. The exhibit and its opening are part of this year's Race and Sports in American Culture Series, a roster of events examining the intersection of race and sports throughout American history.||11/21/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
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|4||CleanVideoRole of Sports in American Culture Series, 2013-2014: Keynote by William Rhoden||The keynote address on September 6, 2013, was part of the kick off event of Emory Libraries 2013-2014 “Race and Sports in American Culture Series” (RASACS). RASACS was inspired by the African Americans in Sports collection in its Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The keynote address by William C. Roden, New York Times sports journalist, focused on the role of sports for African Americans in a changing global society.||10/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoEarly and Glenn in Pt One of Examining History of African American Athletes||Early is the director of the Center for the Humanities and the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University. He is the editor of several volumes, including Body Language: Writers on Sport (1998); and The Muhammad Ali Reader (1998), and the author of many books. Glenn is a former NBA basketball player and collector of rare books, newspapers, and magazines by and about African Americans. He shares his artifacts through traveling exhibits and lectures. From his collection, he wrote Lessons from My Library Volume 1.||5/20/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoLewis and Q&A Led by McDaniels in Pt Two of Examining History of African American Athletes||Lewis, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of History and African American Studies. Dr. Lewis is author and co-editor of seven books, among them In Their Own Interests: Race, Class and Power in 20th Century Norfolk (1993) and the award-winning To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans (2000). McDaniels , assistant professor of history at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and consultant curator of African American Collections at MARBL, earned his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory in 2007. His dissertation focused on “The Angles of Ascent: Race, Class, Sport and Representation of African American Masculinity.” He is working with MARBL to build research collections related to African Americans and sports.||5/20/2011||Free||View in iTunes|