The Complicated Legacy Of Pioneering Football Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg

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Amos Alonzo Stagg was easily one of the most famous Christian athlete/coaches of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As such, he is a prominent figure in my dissertation. During my research I came across source material that revealed Stagg's involvement in a campaign to support Japanese Americans who were trying to return home from internment camps at the end of World War II. One of my favorite radio programs, NPR's Only A Game, featured my research in a segment for their February 17, 2017 show. You can read the transcript and listen to the segment here.