Reaction to research on Alabama Football Integration (Post 2)

After doing research for a few weeks, I am now beginning to start writing on my topic. I have read a number of really interesting articles and newspaper articles ranging from the last five years to decades ago. It has been an interesting and new experience going through the archives of publications like the New […]

Race and Politics Research Part 1

I started my research about 2 weeks ago and have spent that time finalizing some decisions about my topic and  doing my initial research. I decided to focus on one issue in sports that related to politics in the past and one in the present. This way, I can get into much more focused detail […]

Abstract: The Interaction Between Sport and Politics in American History

In 1970, the USC Trojans traveled to Alabama to play the Alabama Crimson Tide in college football. This historic game would result in an overwhelming victory for USC, but the significance was greater than this. Unlike USC, Alabama’s team did not include a single African-American. The image of USC’s black backfield scoring time and time […]