Left of Black | Derrick E. White and the Legacy of Black College Football
During the time of Jim Crow segregation, HBCU's have nurtured some of the brightest talent to be seen on the football field. From producing intensely competitive student athletes to employing some of the greatest coaches in the game, like the legendary Jake Gaither of Florida A&M University (FAMU), Black colleges have a tradition of putting forth the best of the best. But did integration bring an unfair advantage to PWI's (pre-dominantly white institutions) who then started recruiting Black talent away from the HBCU teams? Prof. Neal sat down with University of Kentucky Professor of History Derrick E. White on his latest book, "Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football," to discuss. Purchase Prof. White's book here: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469652443/blood-sweat-and-tears/
Left of Black is a web series featuring interviews with Black Studies scholars created and hosted by James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal and produced by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.