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Louis Moore
Louis Moore, PhD
From the days of emancipation onward, Black baseball players used the game to give meaning to their freedom and status as men in America.


Grand Valley State University

About Louis Moore

Louis Moore is a Professor of History at Grand Valley State University. He earned his PhD in History from the University of California, Davis. He is the author of We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality and I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880–1915. He has also written for the Daily News, Vox, The Global Sport Institute, First and Pen, and the African American Intellectual Historical Society. He has discussed sports and race on NPR, MSNBC, and BBC Sport, and he cohosts the podcast The Black Athlete.

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A Pastime of Their Own: The Story of Negro League Baseball