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Great African Americans In The Olympics

Author : Shaun Hunter
ISBN : 0865058091
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents biographies of thirteen African Americans, including Edwin Moses, George Foreman, Debi Thomas, and Florence Griffith Joyner, who have won medals at the Olympics.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Great African American Women

Author : Darryl Lyman
ISBN : PSU:000044642624
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Celebrates the lives and accomplishments of such African American women as Sojourner Truth, Florence Griffith Joyner, Rosa Parks, Zora Neale Hurston, Barbara Jordan, Alice Walker, and Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Great African Americans In Jazz

Author : Carlotta Hacker
ISBN : 0865058180
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles of thirteen African American jazz musicians, including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Great African Americans In History

Author : Carlotta Hacker
ISBN : 0865058059
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles thirteen African Americans who have excelled in various fields, including medicine, science, civil rights, and exploration.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Great African Americans In Business

Author : Pat Rediger
ISBN : 0865058172
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the lives of more than ten African American men and women, including Oprah Winfrey, Don Cornelius, and Naomi Sims, with the obstacles they each overcame.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Great African Americans In The Arts

Author : Carlotta Hacker
ISBN : 0865058075
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles thirteen African Americans from the fields of dance, stage, opera, classical music, photography, and painting.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Olympic Pride American Prejudice

Author : Deborah Riley Draper
ISBN : 9781501162176
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South. Set against the turbulent backdrop of a segregated United States, sixteen black men and two black women are torn between boycotting the Olympic Games in Nazi Germany or participating. If they go, they would represent a country that considered them second-class citizens and would compete amid a strong undercurrent of Aryan superiority that considered them inferior. Yet, if they stayed, would they ever have a chance to prove them wrong on a global stage? To be better than anyone ever expected? Five athletes, full of discipline and heart, guide readers through this harrowing and inspiring journey. There’s a young and sometimes feisty Tidye Pickett from Chicago, whose lithe speed makes her the first African American woman to compete in the Olympic Games; a quiet Louise Stokes from Malden, Massachusetts, who breaks records across the Northeast with humble beginnings training on railroad tracks. We find Mack Robinson in Pasadena, California, setting an example for his younger brother, Jackie Robinson; and the unlikely competitor Archie Williams, a lanky book-smart teen in Oakland takes home a gold medal. Then there’s Ralph Metcalfe, born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, who becomes the wise and fierce big brother of the group. Drawing on over five years of research, Draper and Thrasher bring to life a timely story of perseverance and the will to beat unsurmountable odds. From burning crosses set on the Robinsons’s lawn to a Pennsylvania small town on fire with praise and parades when the athletes return from Berlin, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is full of emotion, grit, political upheaval, and the American dream. Capturing a powerful and untold chapter of history, the narrative is also a celebration of the courage, commitment, and accomplishments of these talented athletes and their impact on race, sports and inclusion around the world.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The African American Experience

Author : Sandy Donovan
ISBN : 9780761363576
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the struggles of African-Americans in the United States and their contributions to American culture.
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Famous African American Women

Author : Cal Massey
ISBN : 9780486420523
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Includes sketches and short biographies of: Phillis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Frances E.W. Harper, Ellen Craft, Mary Elizabeth Bowser, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Mary Eliza Mahoney, Susie Baker King Taylor, Anna Julia Haywood Cooper, Ida B. Wells Barnett, Mary Eliza Church Terrell, Madam C.J. Walker, Maggie Lena Walker, Mary Leod Bethune, Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Coleman, Hattie McDaniel, Ethel Waters, Marian Anderson, Clara "Mother" Hale, Katherine Dunham, Mahalia Jackson, Rosa Parks, Daisy Bates, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ella Fitzgerald, Constance Baker Motley, Shirley Chisholm, Althea Gibson, Coretta Scott King, Leontyne Price, Maya Angelou, Lorraine Hansberry, Toni Morrison, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Barbara Jordon, Marian Wright Edelman, Wilma Rudolph, Nikki Giovanni, Oprah Winfrey, Mae Jemison, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Whitney Houston.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Wilma Rudolph

Author : Maureen M. Smith
ISBN : 0313333076
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio to become an Olympic medal-winning runner.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Athletes Of Purpose

Author : Arnold B. Cheyney
ISBN : 0673586677
Genre : Education
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!
Category: Education

Leveled Books For Readers Grades 3 6

Author : Gay Su Pinnell
ISBN : UVA:X006122266
Genre : Education
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Includes more than 6000 leveled books - cover.
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A People S History Of Sports In The United States

Author : David Zirin
ISBN : 9781595586636
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In this long-awaited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog “The Edge of Sports” is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played. Through Zirin’s eyes, sports are never mere games, but a reflection of—and spur toward—the political conflicts that shape American society. Half a century before Jackie Robinson was born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to keep racist fans at bay, then took his regular place in the lineup. In the midst of the Depression, when almost no black athletes were allowed on the U.S. Olympic team, athletes held a Counter Olympics where a third of the participants were African American. A People’s History of Sports in the United States is replete with surprises for seasoned sports fans, while anyone interested in history will be amazed by the connections Zirin draws between politics and pop flies. As Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, puts it, “After you read him, you’ll never see sports the same way again.”
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Columbia Guide To African American History Since 1939

Author : Robert L Harris Jr.
ISBN : 9780231510875
Genre : History
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This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.
Category: History

The Olympics And Philosophy

Author : Heather L. Reid
ISBN : 9780813140711
Genre : Philosophy
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It is said the champions of the ancient Olympic Games received a crown of olive leaves, symbolizing a divine blessing from Nike, the winged goddess of victory. While the mythology of the ancient games has come to exemplify the highest political, religious, community, and individual ideals of the time, the modern Olympic Games, by comparison, are widely known as an international, bi-annual sporting event where champions have the potential to earn not only glory for their country, but lucrative endorsement deals and the perks of worldwide fame. The Olympics and Philosophy examines the Olympic Movement from a variety of theoretical perspectives to uncover the connection between athleticism and philosophy for a deeper appreciation of the Olympic Pillars of Sport, Environment, and Culture. While today's Olympic champions are neither blessed by the gods nor rewarded with wreaths of olive, the original spirit and ancient ideals of the Olympic Movement endure in its modern embodiment. Editors Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin have assembled a team of international scholars to explore topics such as the concept of excellence, ethics, doping, gender, and race. Interweaving ancient and modern Olympic traditions, The Olympics and Philosophy considers the philosophical implications of the Games' intersection with historical events and modern controversy in a unique analysis of tradition and the future of the Olympiad.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Simon Henderson
ISBN : 9780813141565
Genre : History
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In 1968, noted sociologist Harry Edwards established the Olympic Project for Human Rights, calling for a boycott of that year's games in Mexico City as a demonstration against racial discrimination in the United States and around the world. Though the boycott never materialized, Edwards's ideas struck a chord with athletes and incited African American Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos to protest by raising their black-gloved fists on the podium after receiving their medals. Sidelined draws upon a wide range of historical materials and more than forty oral histories with athletes and administrators to explore how the black athletic revolt used professional and college sports to promote the struggle for civil rights in the late 1960s. Author Simon Henderson argues that, contrary to popular perception, sports reinforced the status quo since they relegated black citizens to stereotypical roles in society. By examining activists' successes and failures in promoting racial equality on one of the most public stages in the world, Henderson sheds new light on an often-overlooked subject and gives voice to those who fought for civil rights both on the field and off.
Category: History

Beyond Picture Books

Author : Barbara Barstow
ISBN : 083523519X
Genre : Education
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A bibliography that suggests books for beginner readers is accompanied by subject, title, illustrator, readability level, and series indexes
Category: Education

African Americans In Sports M Z

Author : David Kenneth Wiggins
ISBN : UCSC:32106017729838
Genre : African American athletes
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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about the contributions of African-Americans to sports, covering individual players, sports, teams, institutions and organizations, key personnel, cultural themes, and social issues. Includes photographs and suggestions for further reading.
Category: African American athletes