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Virtual book discussion of "A People’s History of Sports in the United States" by David Zirin

Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 7-9pm EDT (UTC-4)

The Dock C. Bracy Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.

Reading for Understanding: Free Monthly Virtual Book Discussions to Promote Reading, Ongoing Learning and Critical Conversations

Facilitated by Sabrina & Nicole

Bookstore: Community Book Center, New Orleans, Louisiana,

Dive into the dynamic intersection of politics, protest, and play with our virtual book discussion featuring Wesley Lowery's insightful exploration of "A People’s History of Sports in the United States" by Dave Zirin.

About the Book

"A People’s History of Sports" takes readers on a riveting journey through 250 years of American history, unveiling the political, social, and cultural significance of sports. Dave Zirin sheds light on the untold stories of athletes who, through their actions on and off the field, have shaped the nation's narrative. Join us as we unravel the rich tapestry of American sports history.

Discussion Highlights

  • Analyzing the role of sports in shaping political and social movements

  • Exploring the stories of athletes who played pivotal roles in activism

  • Discussing the impact of sports on societal attitudes and progress

  • Reflecting on the intersectionality of race, gender, and politics in the sporting world

Virtual Platform

Connect with fellow sports enthusiasts and history buffs on our engaging virtual platform designed for lively and interactive discussions. Registered participants will receive a link to the virtual event in advance.


Nicole and Sabrina will guide the discussion, encouraging participants to share their perspectives, anecdotes, and questions.


To participate in this insightful book discussion, please register at Registration is free and by donation, and all are welcome to join this enriching conversation.

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