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Black sports history topic of Cornell Seymour Lecture

In honor of Black History Month, this semester’s Seymour Lecture in Sports History will focus on how media has shaped much of the narrative of black sports history.

The talk, “Reframing Boobie Miles: Racial Iconicity and the Transmedia Black Athlete,” will be given by Samantha N. Sheppard, associate professor of cinema and media studies in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. Sheppard will explore the meaning of the black athlete, using Boobie Miles, as portrayed in the multimedia franchise “Friday Night Lights,” as her case study.

The talk will be Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 5 p.m.  This lecture is free and open to the public.  Community members are invited; learn more here.

Read the story on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

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