Exhibition Talk: The Stories Behind Iconic Images of Black Athletes
January 10, 2019, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
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.