The Black Athlete in the Freedom Struggle: Black athletes have long propelled the quest for racial equality and social justice; and long been criticized for their freedom fighting. Join Louis Moore, Wyomia Tyus (Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story), and Dave Zirin to look at a half century of black male and female athletes in the […]
Wyomia Tyus in conversation with Dave Zirin about her memoir, Tigerbelle.
ACTIVIST ATHLETES: Over the past years, we’ve seen a number of professional athletes speak out against racism and injustice. The response—from fans, owners, even the President—has ranged from support to outright hostility. Players have been called unpatriotic, accused of disrespecting the military, even blackballed from their leagues. What’s next for this movement? Writer/activist Shaun King […]
Etan Thomas presents We Matter at the Boston Book Festival, Emmanuel Sanctuary, Emmanuel Room, 15 Newbury St. PROGRAM: “This Is Not a Game: Sports and Social Change,” featuring Etan Thomas, Amy Bass, Howard Bryant, and Wil Haygood; moderated by Bill Littlefield.
Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis’s San Francisco launch event for Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story.
Wyomia Tyus, coauthor of Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story, will be at Georgia Tech, hosted by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Full details TBA.
Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis launch Tigerbelle in Wyomia’s hometown at Eso Won Books.