American track and field athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, first and third place winners in the 200 meter race, protest with the Black Power salute as they stand on the winner's podium at the Summer Olympic games, Mexico City, Mexico, October 19, 1968John Dominis (American, 1921–2013). American track and field athletes Tommie Smith (C) and John Carlos (R), first and third place winners in the 200 meter race, protest with the Black Power salute as they stand on the winner’s podium at the Summer Olympic games, Mexico City, Mexico, October 19, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman stands by, 1968; printed 2016. Inkjet print, 14 x 91⁄4 in. (35.6 x 23.3 cm). Courtesy of John Dominis/Getty Images

Exhibition Talk: The Stories Behind Iconic Images of Black Athletes

January 10, 2019, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

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Louis Moore is associate professor of history and coordinator of African/African-American Studies at Grand Valley State University. Moore has written and lectured extensively on the history of black athletes, the struggles they have faced both personally and professionally, and their crucial impact on society. His presentation will focus on images of black athletes featured in the Who Shot Sports exhibition, from celebrated icons like Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, and Muhammad Ali, to lesser-known figures such as Major Taylor and Beau Jack.

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and curated by Gail Buckland, Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Visiting Professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.