Central Michigan Life – History professor wins award for book on African-Americans in golf


It was one Google search that led history faculty member Lane Demas down the rabbit hole, which resulted in him spotlighting the history of African-Americans in golf.

The United States Golf Association awarded Demas the 2017 Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for his book “Game of Privilege: An African-American History of Golf.”

Demas said the book narrates African-Americans in a game he said is “traditionally considered white, privileged and considered something that has little to do with black history.”

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