Wed. 10 October | 12:15 PM
Wendy McMahon lecture:
He’d Rather be Red than Rich: Teofilo Stevenson, Sport, Race, and Politics in Revolutionary Cuba.
In 1974, after winning his first world boxing title, the Afro-Cuban boxer, Teofilo Stevenson (1952-2012), was courted by boxing promoters who wanted him to fight Mohammed Ali in what was touted ‘the fight of the century.’
Stevenson surprised the world by turning down the opportunity declaring that he would not
exchange [his] piece of Cuba for all the money they could give [him].This talk explores some of the main reasons that sport has played a crucial role in the political and social realm of revolutionary Cuba as well as the interplay of racial politics in a so-called ‘post-racial’ revolutionary nation.
Followed by Café Conversation:
Does class trump race in the fight for equality?
The Café Conversation will take place in Café Bar Marzano in The Forum 15 minutes after the lecture ends. Tea and coffee will be provided.
- Norwich: Fusion, The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
- Fully accessible
- Containing Multitudes website
- 18 Sep 2012 18:59pm