Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America / Edition 1

Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America / Edition 1

by David Kenneth Wiggins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815627343

ISBN-13: 9780815627340

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

African American athletes have experienced a tumultuous relationship with mainstream white America. Glory Bound brings together for the first time eleven essays that explore this complex topic. In his writings, well-known sports scholar David K. Wiggins recounts the struggle of black athletes to participate fully in sports while maintaining their own cultural identity…  See more details below

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African American athletes have experienced a tumultuous relationship with mainstream white America. Glory Bound brings together for the first time eleven essays that explore this complex topic. In his writings, well-known sports scholar David K. Wiggins recounts the struggle of black athletes to participate fully in sports while maintaining their own cultural identity and pride. Wiggins examines the seminal moments that defined and changed the black athlete's role in white America from the nineteenth century to the present: the personal crusade of Wendell Smith to promote black participation in organized baseball, the triumph of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics and the proposed boycott of the Games, and the response of America's black press and community. Glory Bound demonstrates how the civil rights movement changed the face of American athletics and society forever. With the genesis of the black power movement in sport, Wiggins notes a significant shift in black - and white - America's attention to the African American athlete.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815627340
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Sports and Entertainment Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1From Plantation to Playing Field
1The Play of Slave Children in the Plantation Communities of the Old South, 1820-18603
2Isaac Murphy: Black Hero in Nineteenth-Century American Sport, 1861-189621
3Peter Jackson and the Elusive Heavyweight Championship: A Black Athlete's Struggle Against the Late Nineteenth-Century Color Line34
Pt. 2Civil Rights and the Quest for Equality
4The 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin: The Response of America's Black Press61
5Wendell Smith, the Pittsburgh Courier-Journal, and the Campaign to Include Blacks in Organized Baseball, 1933-194580
6"The Year of Awakening": Black Athletes, Racial Unrest, and the Civil Rights Movement of 1968104
7"The Future of College Athletics Is at Stake": Black Athletes and Racial Turmoil on Three Predominantly White University Campuses, 1968-1972123
8Victory for Allah: Muhammad Ali, the Nation of Islam, and American Society152
Pt. 3Race Relations and the Ideology of Sport
9"Great Speed but Little Stamina": The Historical Debate over Black Athletic Superiority177
10The Notion of Double-Consciousness and the Involvement of Black Athletes in American Sport200
11Edwin Bancroft Henderson, African American Athletes, and the Writing of Sport History221
Notes243
Bibliographical Essay279
Index289

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