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Sports and Civil Rights Reading Group with Susan Cahn

Thursday, February 15, 2018,
  • Location: Robert Penn Warren Center • 2301 Vanderbilt Place • Nashville, TN 37235
  • Room: Conference Room

Susan Cahn (history, SUNY-Buffalo) will discuss her recent book “Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Women’s Sports.”  This seminar will explore the issue of American civil rights through the lens of sports. Seminar participants will read and discuss works examining themes such as pioneering, protest, exploitation, equality, and triumph in the athletic world and will explore how these themes emanating from the world of sports influenced American society as a whole. Seminar coordinators: Andrew Maraniss (Visiting Scholar and Writer-in-Residence, The Commons) andrewmaraniss@gmail.com; Candace Storey Lee (Associate Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Deputy Athletic Director)  candice.lee@vanderbilt.edu; and Mona Frederick (Warren Center) mona.frederick@vanderbilt.edu. Lunch will be provided.