Monday Jun 01, 2020

Episode 14: On The Last Dance with Louis Moore  

In this episode, which begins with a brief statement of solidarity with the uprising across the United States against white supremacy and racist state violence, Derek and Nathan break down the recent ESPN Michael Jordan documentary series The Last Dance with Louis Moore.  Louis Moore is Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University and author of I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915 and We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality. and co-host, with Derrick White, of The Black Athlete Podcast.
The conversation examines the absences and presences in the series and what they say about the contemporary landscape of the NBA and athlete activism, with a particular focus on Craig Hodges, Harvey Gantt, Jordan's bullying, Scottie Pippen, Nike, and the unfolding rebellions against the murder of Black Americans by police.
You can find Joel Anderson's fine piece in Slate on the series here. You can find Nike's most recent "woke" ad here. You can find Louis Moore on Twitter, where you absolutely need to follow him @loumoore12.



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**For a transcription of this episode please click here. Huge thanks to @Punkadmic for making this happen!**


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