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East Bend: Know Civil Rights - Sports and Protest

Sports and Protest Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 1/20/2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 COCC history professor Murray Godfrey discusses the relationship between sports, protest, and civil rights in American history.

Many spectators look to sports as an escape from the world, a time to forget controversies in society. However, sports have often reflected society's tensions and movements, reflecting both the conflicts present in the country, but also its triumphs. In many instances, athletes have been on the forefront of societal change, pressing society to change with them.



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Library: East Bend Public Library    Google Map to East Bend
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Paige M. Ferro
Contact Number: 541-312-1036
Presenter: Murray Godfrey