eBook A To Z Of African Americans: African-American Athletes, 1st Edition

  • Nathan Aaseng
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  • ISBN-10: 1438133871
  • ISBN-13: 9781438133874
  • DDC: 796.092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Text highlights athletes who have competed at the highest levels in one or more sports. Provides a biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person's life related to his or her accomplishments in sports, followed by an up-to-date further reading list on that individual.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Introduction.
1: Aaron, Hank (Henry Louis Aaron) (1934– ).
2: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr., Lew Alcindor) (1947– ).
3: Adu, Freddie (1989– ).
4: Ali, Laila (1977– ).
5: Ali, Muhammad (Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; Cassius X) (1942– ).
6: Allen, Marcus Lemarr (1960– ).
7: Archibald, Nate (Nathaniel Archibald, Tiny Archibald) (1948– ).
8: Armstrong, Henry (Henry Jackson, Melody Jackson) (1912–1988).
9: Ashe, Arthur (Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr.) (1943–1993).
10: Ashford, Evelyn (1957– ).
11: Banks, Ernie (Ernest Banks) (1931– ).
12: Barkley, Charles Wade (1963– ).
13: Baylor, Elgin Gay (1934– ).
14: Beamon, Bob (Robert Beamon) (1946– ).
15: Bell, Cool Papa (James Bell) (1903–1991).
16: Bonds, Barry Lamar (1964– ).
17: Boston, Ralph Harold (1939– ).
18: Brisco-Hooks, Valerie (Valerie Ann Brisco) (1960– ).
19: Brock, Lou (Louis Clark Brock) (1939– ).
20: Brown, Earlene Dennis (1935–1983).
21: Brown, Jim (James Nathaniel Brown) (1936– ).
22: Brown, Roosevelt, Jr. (1932–2004).
23: Bryant, Kobe (1978– ).
24: Calhoun, Lee Quency (1933–1989).
25: Campanella, Roy (1921–1993).
26: Campbell, Earl Christian (1955– ).
27: Campbell, Milt (Milton Gray Campbell) (1933– ).
28: Carew, Rod (Rodney Cline Carew) (1945– ).
29: Catchings, Tamika (1979– ).
30: Chamberlain, Wilt (Wilton Norman Chamberlain, “Wilt the Stilt,” “The Big Dipper”) (1936–1999).
31: Charleston, Oscar Mckinley (1896–1954).
32: Clay, Bryan (Bryan Ezra Tsumoru Clay) (1980– ).
33: Coachman, Alice (1923– ).
34: Cooper, Cynthia (Cynthia Cooper-Dyke) (1963– ).
35: Correia, Maritza (1981– ).
36: Davis, Ernie (Ernest Davis) (1939–1963).
37: Davis, John (John Henry Davis, Jr.) (1921–1984).
38: Davis, Shani (1982– ).
39: Dawes, Dominique (1976– ).
40: Devers, Gail (1966– ).
41: Dickerson, Eric Demetric (1960– ).
42: Dillard, Harrison (William Harrison Dillard) (1923– ).
43: Doby, Larry (Lawrence Eugene Doby, Larry Walker) (1924–2003).
44: Dorsett, Tony (Anthony Drew Dorsett) (1954– ).
45: Drexler, Clyde Austin (Clyde the Glide) (1962– ).
46: Duncan, Tim (Timothy Theodore Duncan) (1976– ).
47: Dungy, Tony (1955– ).
48: Edwards, Teresa (1964– ).
49: Elder, Lee (Robert Lee Elder) (1934– ).
50: Erving, Julius (Julius Winfield Erving III, Dr. J) (1950– ).
51: Evans, Lee Edward (1947– ).
52: Ewing, Patrick Aloysius (1962– ).
53: Faggs, Mae (Aeriwentha Mae Faggs, Mae Starr) (1932–2000).
54: Farris, Kendrick (1986– ).
55: Faulk, Marshall (1973– ).
56: Flood, Curt (Curtis Charles Flood) (1938–1997).
57: Foreman, George (1949– ).
58: Frazier, Joe (Joseph Frazier, “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier) (1944– ).
59: Frazier, Walt (Walter Frazier, Jr., Clyde Frazier) (1945– ).
60: Garnett, Kevin (1976– ).
61: Gervin, George (Ice Gervin) (1952– ).
62: Gibson, Althea (1927–2003).
63: Gibson, Bob (Patrick Robert Gibson) (1935– ).
64: Gibson, Josh (Joshua Gibson) (1911–1947).
65: Greene, Joe (Charles Edward Greene, Mean Joe Greene) (1946– ).
66: Greene, Maurice (1974– ).
67: Grier, Mike (1975– ).
68: Griffey, Ken, Jr. (George Kenneth Griffey, Jr.; “Junior” Griffey) (1969– ).
69: Griffith Joyner, Florence (Florence Delorez Griffith, Flo Jo) (1959–1998).
70: Gwynn, Tony (Anthony Keith Gwynn) (1960– ).
71: Hagler, Marvin (Marvelous Marvin Hagler) (1954– ).
72: Hayes, Bob (Robert Lee Hayes) (1942–2002).
73: Hayes, Elvin Ernest (The Big E) (1945– ).
74: Haynes, Marques Oreole (1926– ).
75: Hearns, Thomas (Hit Man Hearns) (1958– ).
76: Henderson, Rickey (Rickey Henley) (1958– ).
77: Holdsclaw, Chamique (1977– ).
78: Howard, Ryan (Ryan James Howard) (1979– ).
79: Hyman, Flo (Flora Jean Hyman) (1954–1986).
80: Iverson, Allen (1975– ).
81: Jackson, Bo (Vincent Edward Jackson) (1962– ).
82: Jackson, Madeline Manning (Madeline Manning, Madeline Manning Mims) (1948– ).
83: Jackson, Peter (1861–1901).
84: Jackson, Reggie (Reginald Martinez Jackson, Mr. October) (1946– ).
85: James, Lebron (1984– ).
86: Jeter, Derek Sanderson (1974– ).
87: Johnson, Jack (John Arthur Johnson, Papa Jack) (1878–1946).
88: Johnson, Magic (Earvin Johnson, Jr.) (1959– ).
89: Johnson, Michael (1967– ).
90: Johnson, Rafer Lewis (1935–).
91: Jones, Deacon(David Jones)(1938–).
92: Jones, Marion(1975– ).
93: Jordan, Michael (Michael Jeffrey Jordan) (1963–).
94: Joyner-Kersee, Jackie (Jacqueline Joyner) (1962– ).
95: Kemp, Lee (Leroy Percy Kemp) (1956– ).
96: Lane, Night Train (Richard Lane, Dick Lane) (1928–2002).
97: Leonard, Buck(Walter Fenner Leonard) (1907–1997) .
98: Leonard, Sugar Ray (Ray Charles Leonard) (1956– ).
99: Leslie, Lisa Deshawn (1972– ).
100: Lewis, Carl (Frederick Carlton Lewis) (1961– ).
101: Lewis, Ray (Ray Anthony Lewis) (1975– ).
102: Lott, Ronnie (Ronald Mandel Lott) (1959– ).
103: Louis, Joe (Joseph Louis Barrow, “The Brown Bomber”) (1914–1981).
104: Malone, Karl (“The Mailman”) (1963– ).
105: Malone, Moses Eugene (1955– ).
106: Mays, Willie (Willie Howard Mays, Jr.; “The Say Hey Kid”) (1931– ).
107: Mayweather, Floyd, Jr. (“Pretty Boy” Floyd, Floyd Joy Mayweather) (1977– ).
108: Mccovey, Willie Lee (“Stretch” McCovey) (1938– ).
109: Miller, Cheryl Deanne (1964– ).
110: Morgan, Joe Leonard (1943– ).
111: Moses, Edwin Corley (1955– ).
112: Moss, Randy (Randall Gene Moss) (1977– ).
113: Motley, Marion (1920–1999).
114: Murphy, Isaac (Isaac Burns) (1861–1896).
115: Newcombe, Donald (Newk) (1926– ).
116: Olajuwon, Hakeem Abdul (1963– ).
117: O’Neal, Shaquille Rashaun (Shaq) (1972– ).
118: Owens, Jesse (James Cleveland Owens) (1913–1980).
119: Page, Alan Cedric (1945– ).
120: Paige, Satchel (Leroy Robert Paige) (1906–1982).
121: Parker, Candace (1986– ).
122: Parker, Jim (James Thomas Parker) (1934–2005).
123: Payton, Walter Jerry (“Sweetness”) (1954–1999).
124: Pollard, Fritz (Frederick Douglas Pollard) (1894–1986).
125: Puckett, Kirby (1961–2006).
126: Ribbs, Willy (William Theodore Ribbs, Jr.) (1956– ).
127: Rice, Jerry Lee (1962– ).
128: Richards, Sanya (1985– ).
129: Robertson, Oscar Palmer (“The Big O”) (1938– ).
130: Robinson, David Maurice (“The Admiral”) (1965– ).
131: Robinson, Frank, Jr. (1935– ).
132: Robinson, Jackie (Jack Roosevelt Robinson) (1919–1972).
133: Robinson, Sugar Ray (Walker Smith, Jr.) (1921–1989).
134: Rudolph, Wilma Goldean (Wilma Glodean Rudolph) (1940–1994).
135: Russell, Bill (William Felton Russell) (1934– ).
136: Sabathia, CC (Carsten Charles Sabathia) (1980– ).
137: Sanders, Barry David (1968– ).
138: Sanders, Deion Luwynn (“Prime Time”) (1967– ).
139: Sayers, Gale Eugene (1943– ).
140: Scurry, Briana Collette (1971– ).
141: Sifford, Charles Luther (1922– ).
142: Simpson, O. J. (Orenthal James Simpson, “The Juice”) (1947– ).
143: Singletary, Mike (Michael Singletary, “Samurai”) (1958– ).
144: Smith, Bruce Bernard (1963– ).
145: Smith, Emmitt (Emmit J. Smith III) (1969– ).
146: Smith, Ozzie (Osborne Earl Smith, “The Wizard of Oz”) (1954– ).
147: Smith, Tommie C. (1944– ).
148: Stargell, Willie (Wilver Dornel Stargell, “Pops”) (1941–2001).
149: Swoopes, Sheryl Denise (1971– ).
150: Taylor, Lawrence Julius (L. T.) (1959– ).
151: Taylor, Marshall Walker (Major Taylor) (1878–1932).
152: Thomas, Debi (1967– ).
153: Thomas, Frank Edward (“The Big Hurt”) (1968– ).
154: Thomas, Isiah (Isiah Lord Thomas III) (1961– ).
155: Tolan, Eddie (Thomas Edward Tolan, “The Midnight Express”) (1908–1967).
156: Tomlinson, Ladainian (LT) (1979– ).
157: Tunnell, Emlen Lewis (1925–1975).
158: Tyson, Mike (Michael Gerard Tyson) (1966– ).
159: Tyus, Wyomia (1945– ).
160: Upshaw, Gene (Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr.) (1945–2008).
161: Wade, Dwyane (Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr.) (1982– ).
162: Washington, Ora (1898–1971).
163: White, Reggie (Reginald Howard White, “Minister of Defense”) (1961–2004).
164: Whitfield, Mal (Malvin Greston Whitfield) (1924– ).
165: Wilkens, Lennie (Leonard Randolph Wilkens) (1937– ).
166: Williams, Doug (Douglas Lee Williams) (1955– ).
167: Williams, Serena (1981– ), and Venus Ebony Starr Williams (1980– ).
168: Wills, Maury (Maurice Morning Wills) (1932– ).
169: Winfield, Dave (David Mark Winfield) (1951– ).
170: Woodard, Lynette (1959– ).
171: Woodruff, John Youie (1915–2007).
172: Woods, Tiger (Eldrick Woods) (1975– ).
Bibliography and Recommended Sources.
Entries by Area of Activity.
Entries by Year of Birth.
Index.