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Author Wiggins, David Kenneth, 1951-

Title Glory bound : Black athletes in a White America / David K. Wiggins.

Imprint Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, c1997.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description xx, 302 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Sports and entertainment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-287) and index.
Contents The play of slave children in the plantation communities of the Old South, 1820-1860 -- Isaac Murphy : black hero in nineteenth-century American sport, 1861-1896 -- Peter Jackson and the elusive heavyweight championship : a black athlete's struggle against the late nineteenth-century color line -- The 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin : the response of America's black press -- Wendell Smith, the Pittsburgh Courier-Journal, and the campaign to include blacks in organized baseball, 1933-1945 -- "The year of awakening" : black athletes, racial unrest, and the Civil Rights Movement of 1968 -- "The future of college athletics is at stake" : black athletes and racial turmoil on three predominantly white university campuses, 1968-1972 -- Victory for Allah : Muhammad Ali, the nation of Islam, and American society -- "Great speed but little stamina" : the historical debate over black athletic superiority -- The notion of double-consciousness and the involvement of black athletes in American sport -- Edwin Bancroft Henderson, African American athletes, and the writing of sport history.
Subject African American athletes -- History.
Sports -- History.
Discrimination in sports -- History.
African American athletes -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0815627343 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0815627335 (cloth : alk. paper)

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