Dr. Pellom McDaniels To Discuss Unique History of African Americans & Horse Racing During Foo Foo Fest 2015

Date Posted: Aug 17, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla., August 17, 2015  – Dr. Pellom McDaniels, author of, “The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy,” is coming to the 2015 Foo Foo Festival to present an enticing lecture about the social and political circumstances that surround the history of African Americans in horse racing.

McDaniels is currently an assistant professor at Emory University where he is also the curator of the African-American Collections of Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Library. His specialities include the role of African Americans in WWI, black masculinity in the 19th and 20th centuries, the relationship between sports and Civil Rights and the politics of representation in African-American art.

To hear more about Dr. McDaniels’ work, attend his lecture about the legendary horse racing jockey, Isaac Murphy, on November 7 at 7 p.m. in the J. Earle Bowden Building during Foo Foo Fest. For more information, please click here.

Resource 1 – Dr. Pellom McDaniels Bio, Emory University 

Resource 2 – About the Book, “The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy”

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