Better Than the Best: Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2007 (V Ethel Willis White Books)
These engaging and forthright interviews bring together the life stories of thirteen black athletes who have risen to the top rank of their sport. In revealing and fascinating detail, these athletes describe how they succeeded in the face of often daunting odds, often the result of economic barriers and racist attitudes and practices.
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Better than the Best: Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2007
John C. Walter,Malina Iida
Pré-visualização limitada - 2011
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