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

By James Nasium

ISBN-10: 1422223817

ISBN-13: 9781422223819

This booklet profiles a number of the maximum African-American athletes of the previous a hundred and 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 by no means stroll after a adolescence bout of polio—but she went directly to dash her technique to 3 Olympic gold medals. Or how the fiery Jackie Robinson silently persevered a torrent of abuse on the way to holiday baseball's "color barrier." discover the relationship among a stolen motorcycle and Muhammad Ali's mythical boxing occupation. And learn the way the African-American activities heroes of the prior helped pave the best way for superstars of the current, equivalent to Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, and Candace Parker.

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