Archive for August 2018

Activism in Sports

August 17, 2018 @ 8:08 am

This moderated community discussion examined the history and contemporary relevance of social activism in sports in the United States. This event featured one of "The Kennesaw Five" (Kennesaw State University cheerleaders) who kneeled in protest during the playing of the National anthem at a KSU college football home game.

Recorded July 16, 2018

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The Legend of the Black Mecca- Dr. Maurice J. Hobson

August 3, 2018 @ 2:09 pm

The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Georgia State University's Alonzo A. Crim Center hosted Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Georgia State University, Dr. Maurice J. Hobson who discussed his publication, The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Drawn from vivid primary sources and unnerving oral histories of working-class city-dwellers and hip-hop artists from Atlanta's underbelly, Hobson argues that Atlanta's political leadership has governed by bargaining with white business interests to the detriment ordinary black Atlantans. In telling this history, Hobson portrays a striking schism between the black political elite and poor city-dwellers.

Recorded October 25, 2017

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