Project

Sports, Race, and American Culture: A History of African Americans in Golf

Division of Research Programs

Black and white image of Calvin Peete swinging golf club
Photo caption

Calvin Peete at 1986 Western Open

Ted Van Pelt

Lane Demas' Game of Privilege: An African American History of Golf is a cultural history of race and golf placed within the broader context of American history since the late nineteenth century. The book tracks the game's rise alongside events such as the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and the postwar civil rights movement.