Better Than the Best: Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2007 (V Ethel Willis White Books)

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John C. Walter, Malina Iida
University of Washington Press, 2010 - 264 páginas
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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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Índice

Sam Lacy
3
Mal Whitfield
23
Mae Faggs Starr
39
Don Benning
59
Lenny Wilkens
79
Ken Hudson
99
Arthur Ashe Jr
115
Wyomia Tyus
133
Jennifer Johnson
171
Nikki Franke
187
Peter Westbrook
205
Maurice Smith
221
Black Athletes Interviewed
235
Selected Bibliography
237
Index
251
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Alan Page
151

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John C. Walter is professor emeritus of American ethnic studies, University of Washington. He is the author of The Harlem Fox: J. Raymond Jones and Tammamy and coeditor (with Johnnella Butler) of Transforming the Curriculum: Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies. In 1953 he came to the United States from Jamaica on a track scholarship to Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. Malina Iida is a student at William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i.

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