Sports & Social Protest

Presented by Erin R. McCoy.

This program uses the Viet Nam War Civil Rights protests in sport (the Wyoming University “Black 14,” Muhammed Ali’s CO status, 1968 Olympics, etc.) as a spring-board to discuss modern/present-day issues of race (cf. Naomi Osaka, the NBA, the MLB/Black Lives Matter/voting rights) and sport begetting social protest. We will attempt to make sense of the inevitable backlash that athletes throughout history have faced for speaking out for civil rights, etc.

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