Third International Conference on Sport, Race, and Ethnicity

Venue: The University of the West Indies

Location: Barbados

Event Date/Time: Jul 14, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 18, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Feb 28, 2010
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The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Frank Worrell becoming the first Black captain of the West Indies cricket team in a complete test series, and of the famous “Tied Test” with Australia in his first test as Captain. In honour of this anniversary and in memory of Sir Frank Worrell, the third conference on Sport, Race, and Ethnicity is being held in Barbados, birthplace of Sir Frank and many other great West Indian cricketers, including Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Conrad Hunte, Malcom Marshall, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. The C.L.R. James Centre at Cave Hill is also home to the original manuscript of James’ classic work, Beyond a Boundary. 2010 is also the 200th anniversary of African-American Tom Molineaux’s title fight against White Englishman Tom Cribb and the 50th anniversary of Abebe Bikila’s win in the Marathon at the Rome Olympics - the first Olympic Gold Medal won by a Black African athlete. A young Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali) also won a Gold Medal in boxing at the Rome Olympics, while Wilma Rudolph became the first African American to win three gold medals in athletics in a single Olympics and apartheid South Africa competed for the last time.

In addition, 2010 marks two sporting events unimaginable in 1960, a tour of the West Indies by the South African national cricket team, and the holding of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.


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