Mosaic 2022: The Sports Issue

"The Sports Issue" celebrates the intersection of sports and the humanities in Alabama, highlighting the impact that sports have on our state’s culture and identity.

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Stories from Mosaic 2022:
“The Sports Issue”

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From the executive director

A letter from AHA’s Chuck Holmes

The World Games in context
Reflecting on the biggest sporting event in Alabama history

What it means to be a fan 
Alabama comedian dissects our love of sports – and what it says about us

Joe Louis and Jesse Owens 
On Alabama’s greatest athletes and the state they left behind

Beyond the trophies
Artifacts reveal iconic moments and hidden histories from Alabama’s sporting past

A national pastime, shared
Tracing the roots of Cuban baseball to Mobile’s Spring Hill College

Four downs with Rece Davis
ESPN anchor and Alabama native offers four transcendent moments in state’s football history

Suffrage Day at Rickwood Field, 1915
How Alabama’s suffragists went to bat for the right to vote

Sports on the page and on the screen
The best sports books and films with Alabama connections

2021 in review: Uplifting Alabama in a pandemic
AHA’s 2021 annual report

AHA grants roundup: 2021

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Mosaic is the annual magazine of the Alabama Humanities Alliance. We love a good story. Especially a story that gives a little context about what makes Alabamians, well, Alabamians.

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