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Professor Louis Moore will present on his book I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915 and Daniel Nasset (Editor-in-Chief, University of Illinois Press) will share the editor’s perspective on working with Moore to turn his idea into a book that speaks to sporting publics. Part of the symposium Sporting Publics: History, Sports, and American Culture, which is taking place March 28–29, 2024.
About the Speaker
Louis Moore is a Professor of History at Grand Valley State University. He is the author of two books, I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915 and We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality. In addition, he has two audible lectures, African American Athletes Who Made History and A Pastime of Their Own: The Story of Negro League Baseball. He has also written for various online outlets including The New York Daily News, Vox, The Global Sports Institute, First and Pen, and the African American Intellectual Historical Society, and he has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, and BBC Sports. The co-host of the Black Athlete Podcast, his latest book, The Great Black Hope: Doug Williams, Vince Evans and the Making of the Black Quarterback will be released in fall 2024.