Panel discusses race and sports

November 4, 2004

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Three prominent experts on race and athletics will discuss “Sport, Integration and the Quest for Racial Justice” on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Flavin Auditorium in the Isenberg School of Management.

The panel will consider the successes and failures since the Brown v. Board of
Education decision that outlawed segregation in schools 50 years ago.

The panelists are Kenneth Shropshire, David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and author of “In Black and White: Race & Sports in America”; Douglas Hartmann, associate professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and author of “Race, Culture, and Politics of the 1968 African American Olympic Protest Movement”; and Tina Sloan-Green, professor of kinesiology at Temple University and president of the Black Women''s Sport Foundation.

Bailey Jackson, associate professor in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services and an expert on diversity within organizations, will moderate the discussion.

The event is sponsored by the Sport Management Department in conjunction with the History Department’s program, “Race, Law, and Civil Rights: Fifty Years of Brown v. Board of Education,” presented through the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series.