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Curt Flood in the MediaBaseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete$
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Abraham Iqbal Khan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031380

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031380.001.0001

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Race and Memory in Sport’s Public Sphere

Race and Memory in Sport’s Public Sphere

(p.156) 6 Race and Memory in Sport’s Public Sphere
Curt Flood in the Media

Abraham Iqbal Khan

University Press of Mississippi

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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