It's College Football Bowl Season folks. Whether you support a team (go Northwestern go) or reject it entirely, football's history goes far beyond the realm of sport. Radiolab (a podcast from WNYC) recently re-aired an episode, "Ghosts of Football Past," that unpacks football's complicated origins as it relates to race and masculinity. The piece features the history of the Carlisle Indian School's football program drawing on the work of Sally Jenkins' work The Real All-Americans.
Take the time to listen to the podcast and explore the photos on their website. This is a great topic to bring into the classroom!
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