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Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes
edited by David K. Wiggins
University of Arkansas Press, 2008
Paper: 978-1-55728-876-9 | eISBN: 978-1-61075-295-4 | Cloth: 978-1-55728-826-4
Library of Congress Classification GV697.A1O98 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.092396073

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The original essays in this comprehensive collection examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so-famous African American male and female athletes from the nineteenth century to today. Here are twenty insightful biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes and how these changes mirrored the transformation of sports, American society, and civil rights legislation. Some of the athletes discussed include Marshall Taylor (bicycling), William Henry Lewis (football), Jack Johnson, Satchel Paige, Jesse Owens, Joe Lewis, Alice Coachman (track and field), Althea Gibson (tennis), Wilma Rudolph, Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Arthur Ashe, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Venus and Serena Williams.

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