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Clif Stratton on “Race, Inequality, and the Atlanta Braves from Summerhill to Cobb Country”

December 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this presentation, Clif Stratton (History) will explore the history of racism through the lens of baseball’s 2021 World Series Champion Atlanta Braves. Upon the team’s arrival in the Deep South in 1966, Atlanta Stadium immediately became a flashpoint for the social upheavals of the Civil Rights Era, including urban renewal and the rebellions that occurred in response. The team’s move to suburban Cobb County in 2017 has meant that the infamous Tomahawk Chop, first introduced in 1991, now safely takes place in mostly white, conservative spaces. Hosted by the wSU Pullman Common Reading Program. Zoom link:


December 9, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm




WSU Common Reading Program