The Strange Career of the Black Athlete

Instead, if the term villains were substituted for heroes, and the phrase cultural excellence changed to cultural chaos, Dyson's assessment of star black athletes might still remain accurate. In other words, black athletes who escalated ...

Author: Russell Thomas Wigginton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275982232

Category: Social Science

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Shows how sports have at times challenged racial mores yet at other times reinforced the status quo in this revealing historical group portrait of black athletes.
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We Will Win the Day The Civil Rights Movement the Black Athlete and the Quest for Equality

Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2006. Wigginton, Russell T. The Strange Career of the Black Athlete: African Americans and Sports.

Author: Louis Moore

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440839535

Category: Social Science

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This exceedingly timely book looks at the history of black activist athletes and the important role of the black community in making sure fair play existed, not only in sports, but across U.S. society. • Offers the first significant synthesis covering the black athlete and the Civil Rights Movement • Provides a history of activist African American athletes, examining the central role the black athlete and sports played in shaping America's democracy from 1945 through the late 1960s • Discusses the role the black press and the black community played in integrating sports • Links stars like Jackie Robinson and Althea Gibson to athletes who are largely forgotten, like boxer Joe Dorsey who fought Louisiana's ban on integrated sports, and Maggie Hathaway who paved the way for integrated golf in Los Angeles
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African Americans in Sports

46. Quoted in Jones and Paolucci, Say It Loud, p. 76. 47. Quoted in Vecsey, “Indomitable Russell.” 48. Quoted in Russell T. Wigginton, The Strange Career of the Black Athlete. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006 ...

Author: Tamra B. Orr

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534568488

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

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From Jackie Robinson to Venus and Serena Williams, African Americans have used sports to fight for social change. Many of them had to fight against discrimination, and their strength in the face of adversity on the field and off has inspired many people. Their stories are presented to readers through engaging main text that includes annotated quotes from historians, journalists, and the athletes themselves. Compelling photographs, sidebars, and a timeline help readers trace the struggles and successes of African Americans in sports, from the distant past to today's current debates over kneeling during the national anthem.
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African Americans in Sports

The Strange Career of the Black 54. Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002, p. 271. 55. 56. 57. Athlete. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006, p. 52. Quoted in Wigginton, The Strange Career ...

Author: Carla Mooney

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420508635

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

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Author Carla Mooney explores African American involvement in sports in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. Blacks' participation in horse racing, track and field, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, and boxing are all covered. The book relates the accomplishments of trailblazers as well as the discrimination, insults, and physical violence they endured to open the doors of opportunity for black athletes around the country. The achievements of modern sports stars are also discussed and sidebars feature brief biographies of both pioneers and superstars.
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A Spectacular Leap

Black Women Athletes in Twentieth-Century America Jennifer H. Lansbury ... Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America. ... Wigginton, Russell T. The Strange Career of the Black Athlete: African Americans and Sports.

Author: Jennifer H. Lansbury

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781557286581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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When high jumper Alice Coachman won the high jump title at the 1941 national championships with "a spectacular leap," African American women had been participating in competitive sport for close to twenty-five years. Yet it would be another twenty years before they would experience something akin to the national fame and recognition that African American men had known since the 1930s, the days of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens. From the 1920s, when black women athletes were confined to competing within the black community, through the heady days of the late twentieth century when they ruled the world of women's track and field, African American women found sport opened the door to a better life. However, they also discovered that success meant challenging perceptions that many Americans--both black and white--held of them. Through the stories of six athletes--Coachman, Ora Washington, Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudloph, Wyomia Tyus, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee--Jennifer H. Lansbury deftly follows the emergence of black women athletes from the African American community; their confrontations with contemporary attitudes of race, class, and gender; and their encounters with the civil rights movement. Uncovering the various strategies the athletes use to beat back stereotypes, Lansbury explores the fullness of African American women's relationship with sport in the twentieth century.
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A Companion to American Sport History

The history of the African American athlete is a rich story about struggle and triumph that illuminates a history of ... Russell T. Wigginton's The Strange Career of the Black Athlete (2006), Patrick Miller and Wiggins's Sport and the ...

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118609408

Category: History

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A Companion to American Sport History presents acollection of original essays that represent the firstcomprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing fieldof American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarshiprelating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars workingin the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonialtimes to the present day, including major sports such as baseball,football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and trackand field Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization,technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sportsbiography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
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Arthur Ashe

Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America (1997) is a collection of eleven essays that provide a solid foundation ... Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete (2007); Russell T. Wigginton, The Strange Career of the Black Athlete: ...

Author: Eric Allen Hall

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421413952

Category: History

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"Drawing on coverage of Ashe’s athletic career and social activism in domestic and international publications, archives including the Ashe Papers, and a variety of published memoirs and interviews, Hall has created an intimate, nuanced portrait of a great athlete who stood at the crossroads of sports and equal justice.
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African American Almanac

Smith, Jessie Carney, Ed. The Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture. Vols. 1-4. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, ... The Strange Career of the Black Athlete: African Americans and Sports. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, ...

Author: Lean'tin Bracks

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578593828

Category: Social Science

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The most complete and affordable single-volume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. Celebrating centuries of achievements, the African American Almanac: 400 Years of Triumph, Courage, and Excellence provides insights on the influence, inspiration, and impact of African Americans on U.S. society and culture. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies—including 750 influential figures—little-known or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 445 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering politics, education, religion, business, science, medicine, the military, sports, literature, music, dance, theater, art, film, and television, chapters address the important events and social and cultural changes that affected African Americans over the centuries, followed by biographical profiles of hundreds of key figures, including Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Amiri Baraka, Daisy Bates, George Washington Carver, Ray Charles, Bessie Coleman, Gary Davis, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Michael Eric Dyson, Duke Ellington, Medgar Evers, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Eric H. Holder Jr., Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, LeBron James, Mae C. Jemison, Martin Luther King Jr., Queen Latifah, Jacob Lawrence, Kevin Liles, Thurgood Marshall, Walter Mosley, Elijah Muhammad, Barack Obama, Gordon Parks, Rosa Parks, Richard Pryor, Condoleezza Rice, Smokey Robinson, Wilma Rudolph, Betty Shabazz, Tavis Smiley, Clarence Thomas, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Ross Tubman, C. Delores Tucker, Usher, Denmark Vesey, Alice Walker, Booker T. Washington, Kanye West, Reggie White, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and Malcolm X. Explore a wealth of milestones, inspiration, challenges met, and lasting respect!
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General Secondary Sources The first general survey on African American participation in sport is Edwin B. ... (New York: Warner Books, 1988); and Russell Wigginton, The Strange Career of the Black Athlete (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006).

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Better than the Best

Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2007 John C. Walter, Malina Iida. Somers, Dale. ... Goal Dust: The Warm and Candid Memoirs of a Pioneer Black Athlete and Actor. ... The Strange Career of the Black Athlete: SELECTED BlBLlOGRAPHY 249.

Author: John C. Walter

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295801698

Category: Social Science

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In these engaging and forthright interviews, thirteen African American athletes talk about how they endured through pain, loneliness, and rejection to become champions. In sports as diverse as football and fencing, wrestling and track and field, these men and women triumphed over the odds to become better than the best. Their legacy is in their accomplishments and in their determination to continue contributing to the societal transformation their efforts helped make possible.
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