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A brief history of the NFL, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ the Super...

Mark Clague, University of Michigan When NFL Commissioner Elmer Layden visited the White House in August 1945, no sitting...

Why some of the best-known tunes, like ‘Happy Birthday,’ are the...

Bryan Nichols, Pennsylvania State University Some friends and I recently went to karaoke. You can likely picture the scene: a restaurant adjacent to a bowling...

Fifty years ago, Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock anthem expressed the hopes and...

Mark Clague, University of Michigan One of the most powerful, searing renditions of the national anthem ever recorded, Jimi Hendrix’s iconic Woodstock anthem, almost never...

Super Bowl LIII and the soul of Atlanta

Derrick P. Alridge, University of Virginia As a historian who studies W.E.B. Du Bois – and as someone who once lived in nearby Athens, Georgia...

Battles over patriotism, Pledge of Allegiance in schools span a century

Randall Curren, University of Rochester and Charles Dorn, Bowdoin College When a California school principal called controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick an “anti-American thug” for his...

The difference between black football fans and white football fans

Tamir Sorek, University of Florida and Robert G. White, University of Florida A significant portion of the NFL’s fan base has reacted negatively to the...

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