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Jeffrey Sammons, Fellowship Mentor

Professor of History, University of North Carolina

Sammons

Advisee(s): Damion Thomas   

Jeffery Sammons is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina. He specializes in U.S. social and cultural history, focusing especially on African-American history, sports history, and film history. Currently, he is studying the relationship between sport and the anti-apartheid movement. In addition he is exploring golf as a commentary on race, class, and community. A few of his publications include Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society; "'Race' and Sport: A Critical Examination" in the Journal of Sport History (Fall 1994); and "Rebel with a Cause: Muhammad Ali as a Sixties Protest Symbol" in Muhammad Ali: The People's Champ. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport and Social Issues.

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