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The Black Athlete

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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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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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By jrh1010 - May 02 2019
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Wonderful new podcast. So great to hear such nuanced and intelligent conversations at the intersection of race and sports!

Great Perspective

By Scriv_1 - Mar 28 2019
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Really enjoyed listening to these guys provide a unique perspective to current sports topics. Highly recommend!

iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
1
0
0
0

Outstanding!

By jrh1010 - May 02 2019
Read more
Wonderful new podcast. So great to hear such nuanced and intelligent conversations at the intersection of race and sports!

Great Perspective

By Scriv_1 - Mar 28 2019
Read more
Really enjoyed listening to these guys provide a unique perspective to current sports topics. Highly recommend!

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The Black Athlete

Latest release on Dec 18, 2020

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Rank #1: Pay The Players

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In this episode, we discuss Jemele Hill's argument about black athletes going to HBCUs and also California's Fair Pay Bill. We also give you the history of why HBCUs are so chronically underfunded and implicate the NCAA is this tragedy.

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #2: The Lost Tape: Black Activists-White Owners

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In this "lost tapes" episode, Derrick and I discuss Kaepernick, the history of the activist athletes, and white owners in the NFL. Originally, recorded in April 2018, this was our first attempt at the podcast. We had some mic problems, so we didn't drop it. However, with the recent news of Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross supporting Trump, despite the fact that Ross has a social justice organization (Rise), we thought it was a great time to drop this gem. We talk Malcolm X, NFL owners, and fox vs. wolves.

Aug 07 2019

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Rank #4: The Black Athlete and the Women's World Cup

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In this episode, scholar Dr. Jermaine Scott, an expert on the black athlete and soccer, joins us to break down race and the Women's World Cup.

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Rank #5: NBA Free Agency

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In this episode, we discuss the legacy of Oscar Robertson and his impact on NBA free agency and the Black athlete.

Jul 16 2019

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Rank #6: The Black Athlete and Global Politics

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In this episode, we take on LeBron, the NBA and China while giving historical context for Black athletes speaking on global politics, from Jesse Owens to LeBron James.

Oct 22 2019

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Rank #7: We The North: The Black Athlete in Canada

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In this episode, we are joined by special guest Dr. Ornella Nzindukiyimana, (@OraRunsWild) the leading expert on the Black athlete in Canada. Dr. Nzindukiyimana, (@OraRunsWild, discusses the history of the Black athlete in Canada, We the North, and blackness in Canada.

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Rank #8: Willie Taggart and the Black Football Coach

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In this episode, we tackle the hiring and firing of Willie Taggart at Florida State and place his career in the history of black coaches.

Nov 14 2019

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Rank #9: Sporting Blackness: A Conversation with Dr. Samantha Sheppard

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In this episode, we talk with Dr. Samantha N. Sheppard about her new book Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen. She also uses her critical eye to breakdown The Last Dance.

May 22 2020

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Rank #10: Harvey Gantt: Beyond Michael Jordan

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In this episode, we give you the background you need on Harvey Gantt so he's not just a footnote in a Michael Jordan conversation. From Clemson, to Soul City, to the Mayor of Charlotte, Gantt was the Michael Jordan on politics.

May 08 2020

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Rank #11: The Last Dance Review, 1&2

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In this episode, we invite historian Carl Suddler to join us in our conversation on the first 2 episodes of the Last Dance. Suddler also gives us heartwarming words about the passing of friend, mentor, and sports historian Pellom McDaniels III.

Apr 22 2020

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Rank #12: Football Coaches Are Fumbling Their Covid Response

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On this track, we dish on how we're adjusting to going online, and how college football coaches are fumbling their Covid response.

Apr 09 2020

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Rank #13: Remembering Kobe/ Blackness and the Kansas City Chiefs

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In this episode, we talk the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant and what he meant to us. We also discuss the black history of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jan 27 2020

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Rank #14: OBJ and Policing Black Joy

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In this episode, we discuss Odell Beckham Jr., and his actions after the NCAA college football national title game. Before that we give some brief history of integration and college football in the late 60s and early 70s. We close with a shoutout to the WNBA.

Jan 21 2020

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Rank #15: WWII and the Black Athlete

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In this episode, we discuss the relationship between WWII, the fight for democracy, and the Black Athlete.

May 25 2019

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