UIAA Webinar: Afro-Latinos In Baseball
Please join us on March 25 to learn more about the history of Afro-Latinos in professional baseball from LAS professor Adrian Burgos, Jr!
The University of Illinois Alumni Association is bringing Alumni College to your home! Please join us on March 25 at 6 p.m. (CT) to learn more about the history of Afro-Latinos in professional baseball from LAS professor Adrian Burgos, Jr.
This talk will look at how the presence, experience, and impact of Afro-Latinos in professional baseball remains hidden from so many, even in a moment when more attention from the media and social institutions is being given to Black lives.
Adrian Burgos, Jr. is a historian that specializes in US Latino history, sport history, urban history, and African American history. His teaching, publications, and public engagement have focused on the migration and immigration experience of Latinos within the United States as it illuminates processes of racialization, identity formation, urbanization, and labor. In particular, he examines the manner in which Latinos have become part of U.S. society while simultaneously engaging in transnational practices wherein many strove to retain their cultural identities. The courses he teaches at Illinois include Caribbean Latino Migrations, Latinos & Cities, Urban History, and Sport & Society, along with more specialized themed courses such as “Integration Stories,” “A Tale of Two Integrations,” and “Race and the City.”
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The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register for the event.
6:00PM - 7:30PM Thu 25 Mar 2021 ( Timezone: Central )
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