A conversation about protest and sports prompted by the hyper-public shaming of black athletes protesting during the national anthem.
We’ll ask questions like:
· When did sports and patriotism become so deeply linked?
· Has the flag always been viewed as sacred and purely a symbol of the armed forces?
· Where did the national anthem come from, and have people always stood when it is played?
· Who gets to decide what symbols deserve respect and what counts as a gesture of respect?
Join the conversation as humanities scholars tackle these questions and others you might have about high stakes culture now.