African Americans in sports : groundbreakers and game changers / Tamra B. Orr.
by
 
Orr, Tamra author

Title
African Americans in sports : groundbreakers and game changers / Tamra B. Orr.

Personal Author
Orr, Tamra author

Publication
New York : Lucent Press, [2020]

Publication Date
2020

ISBN
9781534568471
 
9781534568464

Series Search
Lucent library of Black history.

Bibliography Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents
African American champions -- Enslavement, entertainment, and escape -- New century, old conflicts -- The power of protest -- With rackets and clubs -- Using their voices -- Making history, changing minds.

Abstract
"From Jackie Robinson to Venus and Serena Williams, African Americans have used sports to fight for social change. Many of them had to fight against discrimination, and their strength in the face of adversity on the field and off has inspired many people. Their stories are presented to readers through engaging main text that includes annotated quotes from historians, journalists, and the athletes themselves. In addition, compelling photographs, sidebars, and a timeline help readers trace the struggles and successes of African Americans in sports--from the distant past to today's current debates over kneeling during the national anthem"-- Provided by publisher.

Content Type
text

Carrier Type
volume

Language
English

Subject
African American athletes -- History.
 
Racism in sports -- United States.
 
Discrimination in sports -- United States.
 
Sports -- Political aspects -- United States.
 
Sports -- United States -- History.


LibraryCall NumberFormatStatus
EMCC - Golden TriangleGV583 .O73 2020BookCirculating Collection
EMCC - ScoobaGV583 .O73 2020BookCirculating Collection