Fighting Racism Through Sport

What's Old is News by Sean Graham

Episode notes
Sean Graham is joined by Ian Kennedy, author of On Account of Darkness: Shining Light on Race and Sport, which explores how athletes from Chatham-Kent in southwestern Ontario fought racial discrimination through sports. They discuss Ian's interest in sports, Chatham-Kent's history as a terminus of the underground railroad, and why sports are a powerful tool for social change. They also talk about the Chatham Coloured All-Stars and Fergie Jenkins, the difference between amateur and professional sports, and the future of activism in sports.You can keep up with Ian's work on Twitter and at The Hockey NewsHistorical Headline of the WeekRichard McGahey, ...   ...  Read more
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