About: Louis Moore
Louis Moore is an Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University. He teaches
African American History, Civil Rights, Sports History, and US History. His research and
writing examines the interconnections between race and sports. He is the author of two recently
published books, I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915 and
We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality.
He has also written for a number of online outlets including The Shadow League, Vox, and
Vocativ, and has appeared on news outlets including NPR, MSNBC, and BBC Sports talking
sports and race.