48 min

Black History Month: The NFL's Deep History of Racism and Protest The Football Girl Podcast

    • Sports

Melissa is joined by Dr. Louis Moore, a sports and race history professor at Grand Valley State University for a powerful lesson on the NFL's history of integration, segregation, and reintegration.

Dr. Moore explains how the NFL we see today was built on Black activism from players and journalists, how Black athletes were horribly impacted by Jim Crow after they integrated in 1946, and how rising salaries and endorsements deals played a role in the lack of player activism from the 1970's to the 2000's.

Plus a look at what, if anything, can be done to remedy today's lack of diversity in the NFL's head coaching ranks.

Follow Dr. Moore on Twitter: https://twitter.com/loumoore12
Follow Melissa Jacobs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefootballgirl

Please leave The Football Girl Podcast a great rating and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-football-girl-podcast/id1319547241

Melissa is joined by Dr. Louis Moore, a sports and race history professor at Grand Valley State University for a powerful lesson on the NFL's history of integration, segregation, and reintegration.

Dr. Moore explains how the NFL we see today was built on Black activism from players and journalists, how Black athletes were horribly impacted by Jim Crow after they integrated in 1946, and how rising salaries and endorsements deals played a role in the lack of player activism from the 1970's to the 2000's.

Plus a look at what, if anything, can be done to remedy today's lack of diversity in the NFL's head coaching ranks.

Follow Dr. Moore on Twitter: https://twitter.com/loumoore12
Follow Melissa Jacobs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefootballgirl

Please leave The Football Girl Podcast a great rating and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-football-girl-podcast/id1319547241

48 min

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