Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes by David K. Wiggins

Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes  by David K. Wiggins
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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.

Product Details Paperback: 472 pages Publisher: University of Arkansas Press (February 1, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 1557288763 ISBN-13: 978-1557288769 Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds