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African-American Athletes in Arkansas
ISBN
9780999008324
Uitgever
ED Productions
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12-07-2017
Taal
Engels
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202 pp.
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Muhammad Ali's Tour, Black Razorbacks & Other Forgotten Stories

Sports has long been a powerful agent for change in American society. For the first time, the heritage ofone region is examined through these lens.African-American Athletes in Arkansas brings to lightforgotten figures and cultural giants who helped change the nation. These narrative non-fiction, primary sourced storiesinclude:1) An in-depth look at the evolution of various strands of black nationalism as seen through Muhammad Ali's college lecture tour in Arkansas2) A national assessment of the lingering issue of integrating the sports records of all-black schools with those of their historical all-white counterparts3) The inspiring story behind NBA pioneer "Sweetwater" Clifton, who grew up near the Delta, attended DuSable High in Chicago and then starred for the New York Knicks4) The college football boycott of the "Black 14" in Wyoming, which thrust issues of race relations, civil rights and sports into the national limelight5) The would-be Razorback pioneer Eddie Miles, who went on to star for Seattle University and the Detroit Pistons6) How Arkansan African Americans helped fuel the Green Bay Packers' NFL dynasty of the 1960s7) How Satchel Paige, the great Negro Leagues icon, and Dizzy Dean, the St. Louis Cardinals superstar, helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement9) How black Arkansas natives helped power a championship baseball team against all-white competition in Butte, Montana in the Great DepressionThis one-of-a-kind anthology, which also showcases anoriginal featureon Fayetteville's forgotten "Black Razorbacks" of the Great Depression, includes articles from Slate, Arkansas Life,the Arkansas Times and more. Thesestoriesbreak new ground,illuminatingsome of theprofoundsocioeconomic, educational and religiousforceswhich shape the lives of allAmericans — black, white, Hispanic,Southerner and non-Southerner alike—to this day.
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