Ernie Davis, Nike, and Visual Appropriation

Ernie Davis was the first black football player to win the Heisman Trophy.  Recently, on the campus of Syracuse University, Ernie Davis was immortalized in bronze.  There’s just one small problem– his football cleat featured the globally recognized swoosh of Nike.  How long will it be before Nike’s swoosh makes its way into all of human history?

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Nike-bends-time-and-space-to-brand-Ernie-Davis-?urn=ncaaf,108456

About Amy L. Darnell

Teacher, scholar, student, wonderer, wanderer, fan, foe, friend, acquaintance, all of these and more, but ultimately just an Ohio daughter.
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