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Out of the shadows : a biographical history of African American athletes /

edited by David K. Wiggins.

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Names: Wiggins, David Kenneth,
Published: Fayetteville : University of arkansas press, 2006.
Topics: African American athletes - Biography. | African American athletes - Portraits. | African American athletes - History. | Sports - United States - History. | Sportifs noirs américains - Biographies. | Sportifs noirs américains - Histoire. | Sports - États-Unis - Histoire. | GAMES - Gambling - Sports. | SPORTS & RECREATION - Business Aspects. | SPORTS & RECREATION - Essays. | SPORTS & RECREATION - History. | SPORTS & RECREATION - Reference. | TRAVEL - Special Interest - Sports. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Ethnic Studies - African American Studies.
Regions: United States.
Genres: Electronic books. | Biography. | History. | Portraits.
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Preface -- 1. Striving for athletic success in a Jim Crow society -- 1. Jimmy Winkfield : the "Black maestro" of the racetrack / Susan Hamburger -- 2. Marshall "Major" Taylor : the fastest bicycle rider in the world / Andrew Ritchie -- 3. The strange career of William Henry Lewis / Gregory Bond -- 4. Jack Johnson and the quest for racial respect / Gerald R. Gems -- 2. Fashioning a world of sport behind segregated walls and on the international stage -- 5. Ora Washington : the first Black female athletic star / Pamela Grundy -- 6. Satchel Paige's struggle for selfhood in the era of Jim Crow / Donald Spivey -- 7. Jesse Owens : leading man in modern American tales of racial progress and limits / Mark Dyreson -- 8. Joe Louis, boxing, and American culture / Anthony O. Edmonds -- 9. Alice Coachman : quiet champion of the 1940s / Jennifer H. Lansbury -- 10. Jackie Robinson : racial pioneer and athlete extraordinaire in an era of change / Michael E. Lomax.
3. The fight for civil rights through athletic performance, persuasion, and protest -- 11. "Jackie Robinson without the charm" : the challenges of being Althea Gibson / Mary Jo Festle -- 12. Wilma Rudolph : the making of an Olympic icon / Wayne Wilson -- 13. Bill Russell : pioneer and champion of the sixties / Maureen M. Smith -- 14. Jim Brown : superlative athlete, screen star, social activist / J. Thomas Jable -- 15. Muhammad Ali : flawed rebel with a cause / Gerald Early -- 16. "The quiet militant" : Arthur Ashe and Black athletic activism / Damion Thomas -- 4. Race, sport, and celebrity culture -- 17. Bound by blackness or above it? Michael Jordan and the paradoxes of post-civil rights American race relations / Douglas Hartmann -- 18. "Race," family, and nation : the significance of Tiger Woods in American culture / S.W. Pope -- 19. "Ghetto Cinderellas" : Venus and Serena Williams and the discourse of racism / R. Pierre Rodgers and Ellen B. Drogin Rodgers -- Notes -- Bibliographical note -- Contributors -- Index.

Table of Contents for: Out of the shadows : a biographical hist