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Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Re-examining the Place of Race in Sports

The West Virginia University College of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society is proud to sponsor its Fall Forum, Re-Examining the Place of Race In Sports, to be held this Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Marlyn Lugar Courtroom at the WVU Law Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. The event is open and free to the general public.

This event features Dr. John Carlos, bronze medalist in the 200 meters at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and famed civil rights medal stand protester (alongside Tommie Smith). Dr. Carlos recently received the Arthur Ashe lifetime achievement award at the 2008 ESPY's.

The panel also features Timothy Davis professor of law at Wake Forest University and author of numerous scholarly works on sports law and its intersection with race; and andré douglas pond cummings, professor of law at West Virginia University and widely published author on issues of discrimination and hostile race imagery perpetuated by professional and collegiate athletic teams.

For more information, please see:

The forum will be webstreamed live from the above webaddress.


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