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Amy Bass

Amy Bass is a scholar, writer, and professor whose writing and research has focused on the intersection of African American culture, race, and sports in America. Her first book, Not the Triumph But the Struggle: 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete (2002), took the Black power salute of sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith as a springboard to dissect the rise and role of black athleticism in America. She also wrote Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle Over W.E.B. Du Bois (2009), which received an honorable mention from the National Council on Public History, and edited the essay collection, In the Game: Race, Identity and Sports in the Twentieth Century (2005). She has had work published in Journal of American History, South Atlantic Quarterly, Slate, Salon, and CNN Opinion. She is currently a professor of history and the director of the Honors Program at the College of New Rochelle in New York. Her latest book is One Goal: A Coach, A Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together, which tells the story of Somali refugees living in Maine and the soccer team that changed their town.

"One Goal Is More Than a Feel-good Tale of Refugee Kids Who Make Good by Playing Soccer"

Interview with WGBH

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My Presenters Sessions

Saturday, October 13

11:45am EDT