Out of the Shadows A Biogrpahical History of African American Athletes
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Description: The original essays in this comprehensive collection examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so-famous African American male and female athletes from the nineteenth century to today. Here are twenty insightful biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes and how these changes mirrored the transformation of sports, American society, and civil rights legislation. Some of the athletes discussed include Marshall Taylor (bicycling), William Henry Lewis (football), Jack Johnson, Satchel Paige, Jesse Owens, Joe Lewis, Alice Coachman (track and field), Althea Gibson (tennis), Wilma Rudolph, Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Arthur Ashe, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Venus and Serena Williams.
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Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
|Striving for Athletic Success in a Jim Crow Society|
|Jimmy Winkfield: The "Black Maestro" of the Racetrack||p. 7|
|Marshall "Major" Taylor: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World||p. 21|
|The Strange Career of William Henry Lewis||p. 39|
|Jack Johnson and the Quest for Racial Respect||p. 59|
|Fashioning a World of Sport behind Segregated Walls and on the International Stage|
|Ora Washington: The First Black Female Athletic Star||p. 79|
|Satchel Paige's Struggle for Selfhood in the Era of Jim Crow||p. 93|
|Jesse Owens: Leading Man in Modern American Tales of Racial Progress and Limits||p. 111|
|Joe Louis, Boxing, and American Culture||p. 133|
|Alice Coachman: Quiet Champion of the 1940s||p. 147|
|Jackie Robinson: Racial Pioneer and Athlete Extraordinaire in an Era of Change||p. 163|
|The Fight for Civil Rights through Athletic Performance, Persuasion, and Protest|
|"Jackie Robinson without the Charm": The Challenges of Being Althea Gibson||p. 187|
|Wilma Rudolph: The Making of an Olympic Icon||p. 207|
|Bill Russell: Pioneer and Champion of the Sixties||p. 223|
|Jim Brown: Superlative Athlete, Screen Star, Social Activist||p. 241|
|Muhammad Ali: Flawed Rebel with a Cause||p. 263|
|"The Quiet Militant": Arthur Ashe and Black Athletic Activism||p. 279|
|Race, Sport, and Celebrity Culture|
|Bound by Blackness or Above It? Michael Jordan and the Paradoxes of Post-Civil Rights American Race Relations||p. 301|
|"Race," Family, and Nation: The Significance of Tiger Woods in American Culture||p. 325|
|"Ghetto Cinderellas": Venus and Serena Williams and the Discourse of Racism||p. 353|
|Bibliographical Note||p. 429|
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