Race, Ethnicity, and Baseball [S-14-44]

Presenter: Jennifer Hansen, Liz Regosin
Location: SLU: Carnegie 10
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 2:30 PM 04/11, 04/18, 04/25
Status: CLOSED

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In this course, we will examine some of the historical and philosophical dimensions of race and ethnic relations in the US as reflected in the history of professional baseball both on and off the field. Rather than taking a systematic look at the entire history of baseball, in our short time together we will focus on several important moments in baseball history to highlight the ways in which they illuminate issues of race and ethnic relations in the US.

Liz Regosin is a historian and Jennifer (Jenny) Hansen is a philosopher. The two have been teaching courses together at St. Lawrence University for the past five years. Their courses focus on issues of social justice and race and ethnic relations in the US (and, of course, the relationship between the two). These courses include “Making a Difference: Active Citizenship in a Thriving Democracy,” “Behind Bars in the United States,” and “Race, Ethnicity, and Baseball.” Liz and Jenny are deeply passionate about issues of social justice.



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