Now in its third year, The Women's Voices Theater Festival features works by female playwrights at 24 theaters across Washington, D.C.
In the past year, the sports world has increasingly become intertwined with race and politics, most notably with the decision by many NFL players to kneel during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality. That collision between race, sports and politics is happening not only on professional football fields, but on high school ones, too. In his new novel, “Backfield Boys,” author John Feinstein details how two students unveil the systemic racism at a fictional private sports academy in Virginia. Kojo talks with Feinstein about the intersection of sports and race – and what inspired him to explore it through fiction.
- John Feinstein Author, "Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); @JFeinsteinBooks
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