Sports and Civil Rights : How Our Country Has Changed in 50 Years

Matthew Andrews
Matthew Andrews
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Matthew Andrews teaches American History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His courses use the history of American sports to explore race relations, gender ideals, political protest, and American identity. Professor Andrews was asked by the UNC student body to give the honorific “Last Lecture” to the graduating class of 2015. His students voted him their university’s “Best Professor” in 2016.

Overview

This presentation will consider the ways sports, as well as politics and social trends have reflected larger trends in American life as well as influenced American history and the nation we occupy today. Many feel these changes have been positive and others feel they’ve been negative – all of which Professors Andrews will address.

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