May 18, 2011
Emory Libraries' recent symposium on race, sports and American culture generated a healthy turnout and lively discussion. Video of the symposium has been posted on YouTube; look for it on Emory University’s iTunes U channel soon.
“What’s Next? A Symposium on Race and Sports in American Culture” was held on May 11, 2011 at Woodruff Library on the Emory University campus. The event highlighted the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Library's new focus on collecting the papers of African American athletes.
Panelists included Mike Glenn, former NBA player; Gerald Early, director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis; and Earl Lewis, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory and African American studies professor. Pellom McDaniels III, former Atlanta Falcons player and consultant curator of MARBL’s African American Collections, was the moderator.