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  • Better than the Best: Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2007 (V Ethel Willis White Books)
  • John C. Walter is professor emeritus of American ethnic studies at the University of Washington. He is the author of the 1990 American Book Award winner The Harlem Fox: J. Raymond Jones and Tammany. Malina Iida is a student at William S. Richardson School
  • 2010
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  • Published by: University of Washington Press
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xxxvi
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  1. Sam Lacy: Sports Journalism
  2. pp. 2-21
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  1. Mal Whitfield: Track and Field
  2. pp. 22-37
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  1. Mae Faggs Starr: Track and Field
  2. pp. 38-57
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  1. Don Benning: Wrestling
  2. pp. 58-77
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  1. Lenny Wilkens: Basketball
  2. pp. 78-97
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  1. Ken Hudson, NBA Referee
  2. pp. 98-113
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  1. Arthur Ashe Jr.: Tennis
  2. pp. 114-131
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  1. Wyomia Tyus: Track and Field
  2. pp. 132-149
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  1. Alan Page, J.D.: Football
  2. pp. 150-169
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  1. Jennifer Johnson: Paralympic Table Tennis
  2. pp. 170-185
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  1. Nikki Franke: Fencing
  2. pp. 186-203
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  1. Peter Westbrook: Fencing
  2. pp. 204-219
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  1. Maurice Smith: Martial Arts
  2. pp. 220-233
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  1. Black Athletes Interviewed for the Blacks in Sports Oral History Project
  2. pp. 235-236
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 237-250
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 251-264
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295801698
Related ISBN(s)
9780295990538
MARC Record
OCLC
709606811
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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