27 episodes

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

The Black Athlete Louis Moore and Derrick White

    • Sports
    • 4.8, 24 Ratings

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

    Athlete Activism and the WNBA

    Athlete Activism and the WNBA

    In this episode, we bring on Dr. Letisha Brown to discuss the WNBA and athlete activism.

    • 49 min
    The Noose

    The Noose

    In this episode, we use the Bubba Wallace noose incident to briefly discuss the history of lynching in America.

    • 44 min
    Juneteenth

    Juneteenth

    In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Vanessa Holden, Assistant Professor of History at Kentucky, to discuss the meaning of Juneteenth and other Emancipation Days commemorated by Black folk. Dr. Holden also discusses her forthcoming book about the women involved in the Nat Turner rebellion.

    • 48 min
    Policing and Protest

    Policing and Protest

    In this episode, we are joined by historians Carl Suddler and Hasan Kwame Jeffries, to discuss the policing and protest in the wake of the murders of George Floyd and Brianna Taylor. We put this moment in historical context and also discuss how white coaches are mishandling this moment.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Sporting Blackness: A Conversation with Dr. Samantha Sheppard

    Sporting Blackness: A Conversation with Dr. Samantha Sheppard

    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.

    • 58 min
    Harvey Gantt: Beyond Michael Jordan

    Harvey Gantt: Beyond Michael Jordan

    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.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

TAF PA4WN ,

A Must Listen

Love listening to the podcast because it contains substances that is often left out when stories are told in the mainstream media. Grateful that these two scholars are sharing their wealth of knowledge with the community.

Go beyond the headlines and tap in to the archives with Louis Moore and Derrick White!

jrh1010 ,

Outstanding!

Wonderful new podcast. So great to hear such nuanced and intelligent conversations at the intersection of race and sports!

Scriv_1 ,

Great Perspective

Really enjoyed listening to these guys provide a unique perspective to current sports topics. Highly recommend!

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