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Sports, Segregation, and Education: History's Impact on Today's Black Athletes

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Robin L. Hughes' research focuses on three areas of student and faculty higher educational and sociological issues. First, her research focuses on the development of students who are athletes participating in revenue generating sports. Second, she examines the everyday struggles over difference and inequality for students and faculty of color. Third, her research and service interests are in the area of retention and recruitmentof African American students (more precisely males) in college, their experiences, development, and perceptions about the campus climate.

Dr. Hughes authored Victory Courts: The Story of CoachRobert Hughes and the PVIL I.M. Terrell Flying Panthers.  She also co-authored Dismantle This: Deconstructing Policy and Instutionalized 'isms' through Critical Race Theory, and is co-editor and co-founder of the Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education.

Coach Robert L. Hughes has led multiple state championship teams since the 1960's.At the time of his retirement in 2005, Hughes was the national all-time leader in wins amassing 1,333 wins compared to only 264 losses.

Today, Coach Hughes delivers motivational speeches about athleticism, academics, leadership, sportsmanship and discipline -- all skills that should be used both on and off the court.

Tune in to NCEBCTalkRadio to join show hosts, Dr. Eric J. Cooper, National Council on Educating Black Children (NCEBC) Past President and Dr. Nicole McZeal Walters, NUA Director, and Professor, University of St. Thomas.

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