This is a headshot of Dr. Cat Ariail. She joined Keep the Flame Alive podcast to discuss her new book "Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity."

Episode 174: Author and Historian Cat Ariail on the Legacy of Black Women Track Athletes

Release Date: February 4, 2021

Category: Athletics | History | Podcast

Today’s guest is author and historian Dr. Cat Ariail. Cat is a lecturer of history at Middle Tennessee State University and author of the new book Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity. We discuss how great female Olympic track athletes Alice Coachman, Mae Faggs, Wyomia Tius, Wilma Rudolph, Willye White, Earlene Brown changed the way society perceived Black women in the sporting world.

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Photo courtesy of Cat Ariail.