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From the Publisher"African American Icons of Sport covers a wide range of sports and includes Shaquille O'Neal, Wilma Rudolph, George Forman, Magic Johnson, the Williams sisters, and many more. Readers at the secondary level and up also learn about the Negro Baseball League, efforts to desegregate various sports, and other general topics in this encyclopedia volume. Articles authored by subject experts provide details about the lives and legacies of the most successful and influential Black athletes, teams, and coaches."
"This text provides an overview of African American sport icons. The editor and authors have created a well-researched and well-written text that is likely to be a valuable and useful resource for individuals that are interested in this topic. …This is a well-written and well-edited text that is likely to complement personal and professional libraries."