Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Benching Jim Crow: The Battle to End Segregation in College Football

Marshall to present lecture on integration of college football

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University will present a lecture, “Benching Jim Crow: The Battle to End Segregation in College Football,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. It is free and open to the public.

The lecture will be given by Tyran Steward, a historian and Ph.D. candidate from the Ohio State University. His research centers around race, history and sports. A New Orleans native, he earned a B.A. in sociology from Morehouse College and an M.A. in history and a graduate certificate in African American studies from Eastern Michigan University.

“This is a topic of high interest among students and community members,” said Dr. David Trowbridge, director of the African and African American Studies program, which is sponsoring the lecture along with the College of Liberal Arts. “College football is deeply ingrained in the history of Marshall, so I hope that a lot of people from the community and university will be able to attend.”

For further information, persons may contact Trowbridge by e-mail or by phone at 304-696-2717. +sookie tex


Marshall University LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 6, 2012 Contact: David Trowbridge, Assistant Professor of History, 304-696-2717

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