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Race and Memory in Sport’s Public Sphere

Race and Memory in Sport’s Public Sphere

Chapter:
(p.156) 6 Race and Memory in Sport’s Public Sphere
Source:
Curt Flood in the Media
Author(s):
Abraham Iqbal Khan
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031380.003.0006

This chapter fits Flood into the sport’s current public memory and explains the ways in which he is trapped within the contradictions of black activist-athletes’ purported demise. It argues that the relationship of co-optation that doomed Flood in the early 1970s manifests now in an anxiety that struggles to discover and reanimate the black activist-athlete as a subject of public address and agent of history.

Keywords:   black activist-athletes, Curt Flood, public memory

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