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Sporting Publics Symposium | Panel with Louis Moore, Daniel Nasset

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Professor Louis Moore will speak about his book I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915 (University of Illinois Press, 2017). Respondent Daniel Nasset (Editor-in-Chief, University of Illinois Press) will share the editor’s perspective on turning one’s 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 NewsVox, 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.


March 29
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Levis Faculty Center
919 W. Illinois St., Room 300
Urbana, IL
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