Louis Moore, acclaimed sports historian and podcaster, will give this semester’s Seymour Lecture in Sports History. His talk “Black Bombers: Doug Williams, Vince Evans and the NFL’s Most Important Game,” will be on Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the Kaufmann Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall on the Cornell University campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“Louis Moore is one of our leading and most innovative U.S. sports historians,” said lecture organizer Lawrence Glickman, Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor in American Studies and interim chair of history in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S).
In his talk, Moore, a professor of history at Grand Valley State University, will discuss the first time that two Black quarterbacks started against each other in the NFL. The game was more than just a contest between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears, said Glickman: the match that pitted Doug Williams against Vince Evans and how we got there is a story about race, hope, and perseverance, in post-World War II America.
The Harold Seymour Lecture in Sports History is presented annually by the Department of History (A&S), bringing distinguished sports historians to Cornell.