Monday, August 13, 2012

Public Lecture: Baseball and Race in Canada

Baseball fan? Interested in race? Canadian history buff? Then mark your calendars now for John Herd Thompson's (History, Duke University) lecture “Baseball and Race in Canada: The Case of Jackie Robinson”. 

Discussing the intersections of sport and race in Canada from the late 19th Century through the 1940s, Thompson will focus on baseball and Robinson's year in MontrĂ©al to consider changing conceptions of "race" in the city, the province, and in Canada. He will consider Canada's role in creating, maintaining, and (eventually) breaking Organized Baseball's "color line" during Jackie Robinson's year with the MontrĂ©al Royals from October 1945 until the end of the 1946 International League season. 

Date: Monday, September 24, 2012 
Time: 7:30 pm 
Place: Arts 241 (Neatby-Timlin Theatre)  

For more information, please contact Bill Waiser ( 

The lecture is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity and the Department of History.