The Black Athlete Revolt is the first book to take a historical and contemporary look at how Black athletes have used their influence to move beyond protests and create substantial change for Black Americans. Spanning from the civil rights movement to today, this book reveals the ever evolving and important role of Black athlete activism.
In their conversation, Lissa and Dr. Anderson talk about Paul Robeson, his short lived career in the NFL and his impact on the Civil Rights movement. Learn more here …
Lissa and Dr. Anderson also talk about the double-edged sword of Plessy v. Ferguson, Learn more here …
What is Shaun Anderson reading?
Uphill: A Memoir by Jemele Hill (Henry Holt and Co.)
An empowering, unabashedly bold memoir by the Atlantic journalist and former ESPN SportsCenter coanchor about overcoming a legacy of pain and forging a new path, no matter how uphill life’s battles might be.
Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes by Stephen A. Smith (Simon & Schuster).
America’s most popular sports media figure tells it like it is in this surprisingly personal book, not only dishing out his signature, uninhibited opinions but also revealing the challenges he overcame in childhood as well as at ESPN, and who he really is when the cameras are off.