Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2013

holiday card 20121 Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2013 Have a wonderful holiday and best wishes for the new year!

Theresa, Joe, and Billie

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Interview on New Books in Sports

Theresa Runstedtler, Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner: Boxing in the Shadow of the Global Color Line University of California Press, 2012 by Bruce Berglund on September 24, 2012   In the history of American sports, few athletes were as famous and hated in their day as Jack Johnson.  The first African American boxing champion, Johnson was [...]

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Interview with the Dr. Vibe Show (Toronto)

Listen to the Podcast Last month I had a chance to sit down with the Dr. Vibe Show, which is based in one of my favorite cities, Toronto. During our conversation, we talked about: – Where did my passion for African American history come from – How Jack Johnson was a champion for people of [...]

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Metro with Greg Rasheed on KGNU 88.5 FM Denver/Boulder

I had a chance to sit down with Greg Rasheed to talk about Jack Johnson’s global legacy and the politics of the pardon movement. Click on the link to hear the full interview – Metro with Greg Rasheed. Related Posts:Marc Steiner Show SegmentInterview with the Dr. Vibe Show (Toronto)My Nominee for Book of the Year [...]

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Marc Steiner Show Segment

I had a great time talking about Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner with Marc Steiner of WEAA 88.9 FM (Baltimore) the other day. If you missed the show, click here to listen to the podcast…and share widely! Related Posts:My Nominee for Book of the Year by a Rising Young Scholar – Theresa Runstedtler’s Jack Johnson, Rebel [...]

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Athletes and Race in the Last Century – Leonard Lopate Show

Check out the audio for my interview on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show! Theresa Runstedtler and David J. Leonard discuss race in sports. Runstedtler is the author of Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner: Boxing in the Shadow of the Global Color Line, about the first African American World Heavyweight Champion (1908-1915) and his battles with racism around [...]

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EURO 2012: Racism Can’t Be Avoided in Soccer if It’s In Society

By Theresa Runstedtler Originally posted on Loop 21   Foreign Office warned ethnic minorities to “expect racist attacks” at this year’s Euro Cup The British press is all up in arms over the potential for racist violence in Poland and Ukraine during this year’s Euro Cup. The Football Association (FA) has already expressed its worries [...]

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Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner at the IBHOF Weekend

By Theresa Runstedtler  June 11, 2012 I had such a great time at the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. I enjoyed meeting and chatting with all of the diehard Jack Johnson and boxing fans. They not only shared their love of the sport with me, but also told me many interesting anecdotes about [...]

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My Nominee for Book of the Year by a Rising Young Scholar – Theresa Runstedtler’s Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner

**[Mark Naison recently reviewed Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner on his blog.] By Mark Naison, Professor of African American Studies and History, Fordham University Theresa Runstedtler’s book on the global impact of Jack Johnson is my nominee for book of the year by a rising young scholar (along with my colleague Oneka Labennett’s book on West [...]

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Reflections on Manny-gayte

Originally posted on TheFeministWire By Theresa Runstedtler I’ve been a fervent Pacquiao fan for many years but “Manny-gayte” has left me feeling uneasy about my loyalty to him in his upcoming fight against Tim Bradley. Over the past few days, Twitter and Facebook have been all afire with reports of the Filipino boxer’s criticisms of [...]

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