This presentation will detail Dr. Baker’s work-in-progress in the IU University Archives with various collections that reveal how IU administrators and coaches did or did not confront the civil rights challenges that arose in Hoosier athletics from the 1920s through the 1980s. This history is brought into conversation with broader trends seen throughout the Big Ten Conference.
Dr. Zeb Baker is the Senior Associate Director of the University Honors Program at Miami University. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Emory University. His research this summer is in support of his current book project, Playing the Game of Segregation: The Big Ten and College Sports in an Age of Civil Rights.