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Public Lecture - "From Thursday Night Lights to Black Man in the Huddle"

September 24, 2019
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Plummer Room, 8th Floor, Mary and John Gray Library

Authors Michael Hurd and Robert Jacobus will be discussing their books Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas and Black Man in the Huddle, a book about the integration of Texas football games including Lamar's in the early 1060's. A Q&A session will include a panel of other local African American football players who saw first hand the effects and consequences of the integration of football.

Michael Hurd is a Houston native and the author of Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas, which was recently released by University of Texas Press. He is a former sportswriter for USA Today, the Austin American-Statesman, The Houston Post, and Yahoo Sports. Currently, he is director for Prairie View A&M University’s Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture. Opinions expressed by Texas Monthly guest columnists are their own.

Mr. Robert Jacobus [BA History (’89), MA History (‘94), University of Houston] recently retired from teaching history and coaching volleyball, basketball, and tennis in Texas public schools. His last 10 years were spent teaching dual credit US History through Wharton County Junior College at Foster High School in Richmond, Texas. He is currently an adjunct professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University and now resides in Village Mills, Texas.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by The Center for History & Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

Ree Stelly
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