African Americans in Sports (Major Black Contributions from by James Nasium PDF

By James Nasium

ISBN-10: 1422223817

ISBN-13: 9781422223819

This e-book profiles a few of the maximum African-American athletes of the prior one hundred fifty years. They competed in activities starting from boxing and horse racing to trace and box, basketball, and baseball. As you will find, what those champions finished at the box of pageant used to be frequently yet a small a part of their tale. learn, for instance, approximately how medical professionals inspiration Wilma Rudolph may well by no means stroll after a formative years bout of polio—but she went directly to dash her approach to 3 Olympic gold medals. Or how the fiery Jackie Robinson silently continued a torrent of abuse in an effort to holiday baseball's "color barrier." discover the relationship among a stolen motorbike and Muhammad Ali's mythical boxing profession. And find out how the African-American activities heroes of the earlier helped pave the way in which for superstars of the current, comparable to Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, and Candace Parker.

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