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UTSA Libraries hosts Dr. Langston Clark for his lecture, From Slavery to the Sidelines: A Socio-Historical Analysis of Black Athletes, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Dr. Clark will lead a discussion about the historical context for the role of Black athletes in contemporary social movements like Taking the Knee and Black Lives Matter.

Pizza will be served while supplies last.


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Langston Clark, Ph.D.
Langston Clark, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition
Langston Clark is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio in the department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition. Langston completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Physical Education Teacher Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., he received his M.A. in Adapted Physical Education from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Physical Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T). Given his experience as an undergraduate at A&T, an HBCU, he has developed a passion for the continued development and elevation of minority serving institutions. Langston’s research focuses on the manifestation of social justice within HBCUs, Physical Education Teacher Education, and athletics. Some of his recent and forthcoming publications can be found in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Journal of Black Psychology, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, and the Race, Gender, and Class Journal. Furthermore, Langston has made numerous presentations surrounding issues of social justice at a variety of national and regional conferences. Pedagogically, he is interested in the preparation and development of teacher education students of color.