TITLE

"The Negro Athlete and Victory": Athletics and Athletes as Advancement Strategies in Black America, 1890s-1930s

AUTHOR(S)
Blackman, Dexter Lee
PUB. DATE
May 2016
SOURCE
Sport History Review;May2016, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the historical aspects of negro (black) athletes in America from approximately 1890 until 1939, and it mentions the history of athletics in the U.S. featuring African-American sports stars such as heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis and Olympic Games track and field champion Jesse Owens. The roles that black athletes played in improving race relations in America are examined, along with black advancement strategies and the social aspects of sports in America.
ACCESSION #
118055314

 

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