Black History Month

‘Why I Play’: Being black in polo

Philadelphia is home to an exclusive club sport that’s creating opportunities for black youths


In Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, young people have found a path, and purpose, through polo. In Why I Play, The Undefeated documents the journeys of two young trailblazers who have dominated a sport that has long been considered an exclusive country club pursuit of privilege for centuries, while exploring the role youth sports play in the black community as a means of opportunity and empowerment.