African American Icons of Sport: Triumph, Courage, and Excellence, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1573566330
  • ISBN-13: 9781573566339
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 309 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Offers an examination of African Americans in sports, from a variety of perspectives. Explores the history and lives of complex, multi-layered personages and groups. Also, examines the extent to which modern mass media and popular culture have contributed greatly to the rise, and sometimes fall, of these powerful symbols of athletic, individual, and group excellence.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
List of Photos.
Series Foreword.
1: Muhammad Ali.
2: Arthur Ashe.
3: Charles Barkley.
4: Barry Bonds.
5: Jim Brown.
6: Wilt Chamberlain.
7: George Foreman.
8: Althea Gibson.
9: The Harlem Globetrotters.
10: Derek Jeter.
11: Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
12: Jack Johnson.
13: Michael Jordan.
14: Florence Griffith Joyner.
15: Joe Louis.
16: Negro Baseball Leagues.
17: Shaquille O’Neal.
18: Jesse Owens.
19: Bill Pickett.
20: Eddie Robinson.
21: Wilma Rudolph.
22: Tommie Smith and John Carlos.
23: Venus and Serena Williams.
24: Tiger Woods.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor and Contributors.