Bud Selig Lecture Series with Adrian Burgos – January 27, 2011

“Pomp” and His Circumstances: How One Negro League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball and It’s Implications for Understanding the History of Sport and Society

Adrian Burgos joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UICU) faculty in 2001 and is currently a professor of history in the Department of African American, Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Latino/a Studies. Prior to UICU, he taught at Michigan State University and James Madison College.

He received his undergraduate degree from Vassar College and his PhD at the University of Michigan.

Burgos is the author of Playing America’s Game(s): Baseball, Latinos and the Color Line and co-author of Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African American Baseball. He is co-editor of Beyond el Barrio: The Politics of Everyday Life in Latino/a America and a journal contributor and speaker on the cultural implications of baseball and sports in America.

As a memeber of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Screening and Voting Committees, Burgos partcipated in the special election of Negro League and Pre-Negro League Candidates. He also consulted on the development of a permanent exhibit on the history of Latinos in baseball at the Hall of Fame

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