Moments of Impact: Injury, Racialized Memory, and Reconciliation in College Football (Nebraska, 2016) by Jaime Schultz tells the stories of Jack Trice, Ozzie Simmons, and Johnny Bright—all African-American football players at Iowa institutions in the early twentieth century—and examines how the local communities of which they were once a part have forgotten and remembered those assaults over time. It develops the concept of “racialized memory,” a concept reviewers encourage others to read:
“Moments of Impact provides important historical, sporting reflections on racialized memory, highlighting the cultural significance of collective remembrance and the harms caused by allowing people to forget.”—Daniel Burdsey, Ethnic and Racial Studies
“Well written and well researched, this important and readable book offers much to ponder.”—S. K. Fields, CHOICE
“Moments of Impact is an excellent book that American cultural, sport, and public historians should be aware of.”—Matt Follett, Sport in American History
Author Jaime Schultz is an associate professor of kinesiology in the History and Philosophy of Sport program at Pennsylvania State University. Moments of Impact is now available in paperback.