After Words with Sally Jenkins
Sally Jenkins was interviewed about her book, The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation, published by… read more
Sally Jenkins was interviewed about her book, The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation, published by Doubleday. In her book she recounts the history of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, a boarding school for Native Americans founded by abolitionist Lieutenant Colonel Richard Henry Pratt in 1879. The school based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania became noted for its football team, whose squads transformed the game by introducing the forward pass and several trick plays under the tutelage of their coach Glenn “Pop” Warner and led by five-position all-star Jim Thorpe. Ms. Jenkins explained Carlisle’s unlikely victories against preeminent Ivy League powerhouses and talked about the contradictions of the school and its founder. Sally Jenkins was interviewed by Suzan Harjo.
Sally Jenkins is a sports columnist for the Washington Post and has written for Sports Illustrated, Conde Nast’s Women’s Sports and Fitness, and others. She is the author of eight books, including It’s Not About the Bike that she co-authored with bicyclist Lance Armstrong. Ms. Jenkins was awarded the Columnist of the Year Award by the Associated Press in 2002.
Suzan Harjo is the executive director and president of The Morning Star Institute, a Native American rights organization, and is a columnist for Indian Country Today. close
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