Out of the Shadows A Biogrpahical History of African American Athletes

ISBN-10: 1557288763

ISBN-13: 9781557288769

Edition: N/A

Authors: David K. Wiggins

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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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List price: $24.95
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540

Prefacep. xi
Striving for Athletic Success in a Jim Crow Society
Jimmy Winkfield: The "Black Maestro" of the Racetrackp. 7
Marshall "Major" Taylor: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the Worldp. 21
The Strange Career of William Henry Lewisp. 39
Jack Johnson and the Quest for Racial Respectp. 59
Fashioning a World of Sport behind Segregated Walls and on the International Stage
Ora Washington: The First Black Female Athletic Starp. 79
Satchel Paige's Struggle for Selfhood in the Era of Jim Crowp. 93
Jesse Owens: Leading Man in Modern American Tales of Racial Progress and Limitsp. 111
Joe Louis, Boxing, and American Culturep. 133
Alice Coachman: Quiet Champion of the 1940sp. 147
Jackie Robinson: Racial Pioneer and Athlete Extraordinaire in an Era of Changep. 163
The Fight for Civil Rights through Athletic Performance, Persuasion, and Protest
"Jackie Robinson without the Charm": The Challenges of Being Althea Gibsonp. 187
Wilma Rudolph: The Making of an Olympic Iconp. 207
Bill Russell: Pioneer and Champion of the Sixtiesp. 223
Jim Brown: Superlative Athlete, Screen Star, Social Activistp. 241
Muhammad Ali: Flawed Rebel with a Causep. 263
"The Quiet Militant": Arthur Ashe and Black Athletic Activismp. 279
Race, Sport, and Celebrity Culture
Bound by Blackness or Above It? Michael Jordan and the Paradoxes of Post-Civil Rights American Race Relationsp. 301
"Race," Family, and Nation: The Significance of Tiger Woods in American Culturep. 325
"Ghetto Cinderellas": Venus and Serena Williams and the Discourse of Racismp. 353
Notesp. 373
Bibliographical Notep. 429
Contributorsp. 439
Indexp. 445
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