Professor Crawford Presents Paper at Sport and Society Conference in Green Bay
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Dr. Crawford began summer in fine fashion by traveling to Green Bay, Wisconsin where he presented a paper to A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America. The conference was held at St. Norberts College, the site of the Green Bay Packer's Training Camp, and included sessions held at Lambeau Field.
Crawford's paper, titled Brown and Lombardi: Coaching Beyond the Color Line explored the important role that professional football coaches played in furthering racial inclusion during the 1940s and 1950s. The conference included a fine mix of the theoretical and practical, and included keynote addresses by luminaries such as former National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, Packer's President Mark Murphy, and Boise State University President Dr. Robert Kustra, in addition to academic presentations. As a part of the second day of the conference, Crawford had the chance to tour Lambeau Field, where so much history has been made.