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The Root and Roots Show

The Root and Roots Show

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Your host Greg Rasheed will play roots music from such genres as blues, country, gospel, jazz and soul, exploring its rich traditions. The root aspect of the show will involve talking about various issues in the world of sports as well as issues that take root in your life. It's a musical sports bar to enjoy and participate in.

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For 60 decades the World Colored Heavyweight Championship in boxing was a useful tool of racial oppression - the existence of the title far more to the white public than its succession of champions.

Rhiannon Giddens, Ambrose Akinmusire, Sons of Kemet, the Harriet Tubman Band and others will be the featured music.

Co- authors Mario Longoria and Jorge Iber will dispel the myth that only baseball, boxing, and soccer are the chosen and competent sports for Latino athletes as they discuss their book Latinos in American football.

Sean Gibson, great grandson of the legendary Josh Gibson of the Negro Leagues will talk about him and the Josh Gibson Foundation. He will talk about his work on changing the name of the mlb mvp award to honor his great grandfather.

In studying where players of different races end up on the field, we found three major trends. One is that Black players have been systematically locked out of the catching position to an extraordinary degree. Two, Black players everywhere... more

Using music from the blues, gospel, jazz, rockbilly and soul genres, I will explore the reaction by musicians to the exploding of the atomic bombs in 1945.

Curator and historian Blll Doggett will discuss racism in popular music during the early 20th century. Using examples from minstrel groups that were popular during the Jim Crow era in America, Doggett will talk about the importance of... more

African Americans have made substantial contributions to the sporting world, and vice versa. This wide-ranging collection of new essays explores the inextricable ties between sports and African American life and culture. Contributors... more

With the current racial climate in America, it important to understand the history of African Americans and how they have survived despite impossible odds. The founding of Negro League Baseball was due to Jim Crow segregation that... more

With the current racial climate in America, it important to understand the history of African Americans and how they have survived despite impossible odds. The founding of Negro League Baseball was due to Jim Crow segregation that... more
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