High Noon Talk: The Sports Revolution - How Texas Changed The Culture of American Athletics

Online Program

April 1, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Explore the Texas-sized influence of the state in sports culture.

Event Details

High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture.

Join us for the story of Texas’s impact on American sports culture during the civil rights and second-wave feminist movements. Author and historian Dr. Frank Andre Guridy will provide fresh insight on sports and society in the state and the nation as a whole.

Program is FREE to the public.

Educators, to receive CPE credit please email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com

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About the Presenter

Frank Guridy is an associate professor of history and African American and African diaspora studies at Columbia University. He is the author of the award-winning book Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow and a co-editor of Beyond el Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America. His work has appeared in Radical History Review, Caribbean Studies, Social Text, Cuban Studies, Kalfou, the Journal of Sport History, and Public Books.

Please note: You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

Banner image Texas Stadium construction, 1970 courtesy University of Texas at Austin archives

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.