Americanist Dinner Forum: "Sport and the Black Freedom Struggle in California: A View from the Ballpark"

February 7, 2019

6:30pm - 8:00pm

DUC 276

Dr. Guridy's presentation examines the continuities in black athletic activism from the 1960s until the present. Drawing from his research on sport and black communities in California, he illustrates how black athletes and spectators have made sporting spaces, such as stadiums, their own, even when they were designed for other purposes. In this way, the presentation highlights the centrality of sport to African American community formation. The presentation also explores the possibilities and limits of visual sources, especially videos posted on YouTube, for historical research.

The Americanist Dinner Forum is a flagship intellectual event for the AMCS community. Each month features a new speaker or speakers, exploring a topic relevant to American Culture Studies through the medium of a selected reading or other materials. 

Please RSVP to Terri Behr by Monday, February 4.

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