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Arthur Ashe Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era

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ISBN-10: 1421419823

ISBN-13: 9781421419824

Edition: 2014

Authors: Eric Allen Hall

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Arthur Ashe explains how this iconic African American tennis player overcame racial and class barriers to reach the top of the tennis world in the 1960s and 1970s. But more important, it follows Ashe’s evolution as an activist who had to contend with the shift from civil rights to Black Power. Off the court, and in the arena of international politics, Ashe positioned himself at the center of the black freedom movement, negotiating the poles of black nationalism and assimilation into white society. Fiercely independent and protective of his public image, he navigated the thin line between conservatives and liberals, reactionaries and radicals, the sports establishment and the black…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 6/15/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English