"The Black Athlete: From Jack Johnson to Metta World Peace"

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"The Black Athlete: From Jack Johnson to Metta World Peace"
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Cultural critics Theresa Runstedtler (Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner: Boxing in the Shadow of the Global Color Line) and David J. Leonard (After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness) discuss race and sports culture in a talk covering events from Johnson’s knockout of the white heavyweight James Jeffries to the Malice in the Palace.

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Event website: http://brechtforum.org
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