Historian of Thanksgiving Robert Tracy McKenzie provides here a concise account of the connections between football and Thanksgiving: THANKSGIVING AND FOOTBALL | Faith and History
While real Indians protest in North Dakota, another protest is happening — watching the World Series and the fake “chief” Wahoo, demonstrating how far we still have to go to fight stereotypes. Read Sterling HolyWhiteMountain’s reflections on the connection between the World Series and the Dakota Access Pipeline protests: Great failure of the Indians mascot debate is thinking of it only as racism
Margaret Abbott spent her entire life unaware that she had won the top golf prize at the 1900 games. Tao Tao Holmes at Atlas Obscura tells us about Abbott and the Paris Olympics of 1900:: The First American Woman to Win an Olympic Championship Didn’t Even Know It | Atlas Obscura
Historian Chris Gehrz offers some fascinating insights into the Olympics and religion: Religion in The Olympics… and The Olympics as Religion
Take a look at the Library of Congress post about historical broadcast holdings they have of the Olympics: Trending: Olympic Games | Library of Congress Blog
Archivist Netisha Currie concisely summarizes the significance of black athlete Jesse Owens in connection with the release of the film about him: Race.
The controversy surrounding the university’s Native American mascot has raged for decades. Now it’s coming to an end. Maybe.