Course Spotlight: Afro 1902 Social & Cultural History of Blacks in Sports

Atkins.jpgIn this course Professor Atkins will examine the social and cultural contexts surrounding eras of athletes such as Jack Johnson, Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudolph, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods. The impact of these athletes on national and international events will also be examined. The course also explores periods when it was not uncommon for black entertainers and athletes to become involved in politics and community activism.