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The Resource We will win the day : the Civil Rights Movement, the black athlete, and the quest for equality, Louis Moore

We will win the day : the Civil Rights Movement, the black athlete, and the quest for equality, Louis Moore

Label
We will win the day : the Civil Rights Movement, the black athlete, and the quest for equality
Title
We will win the day
Title remainder
the Civil Rights Movement, the black athlete, and the quest for equality
Statement of responsibility
Louis Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most books that focus on ties between sports, black athletes, and the Civil Rights Movement focus on specific issues or people. They discuss, for example, how baseball was integrated or tell the stories of individuals like Jackie Robinson or Muhammad Ali. This book approaches the topic differently. By examining the connection between sports, black athletes and the Civil Rights Movement overall, it puts the athletes and their stories into the proper context. Rather than romanticizing the stories and the men and women who lived them, it uses the roles these individuals played--or chose not to play--to illuminate the complexities and nuances in the relationship between black athletes and the fight for racial equality. Arranged thematically, the book starts with Jackie Robinson's entry into baseball when he signed with the Dodgers in 1945 and ends with the revolt of black athletes in the late 1960s, symbolized by Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously raising their clenched fists during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics. Accounts from the black press and the athletes themselves help illustrate the role black athletes played in the Civil Rights Movement. At the same time, the book also examines how the black public viewed sports and the contributions of black athletes during these tumultuous decades, showing how the black communities' belief in merit and democracy--combined with black athletic success--influenced the push for civil rights
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Louis
Dewey number
306.4/83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.32
LC item number
.M66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism in sports
  • Discrimination in sports
  • African American athletes
  • Civil rights movements
Label
We will win the day : the Civil Rights Movement, the black athlete, and the quest for equality, Louis Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democracy in action: sports and the American dream -- White allies -- The press and the people: the final fight for fairness -- Deep down in Dixie: segregated sports in a post-Brown era -- The ban and the banner: black Olympians in a Jim Crow society -- African American athletes and activism: everybody has a part to play -- The revolt of the black athlete
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781440839528
Lccn
2017019469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027547927
  • 99974886215
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn967502796
  • (OCoLC)967502796
Label
We will win the day : the Civil Rights Movement, the black athlete, and the quest for equality, Louis Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democracy in action: sports and the American dream -- White allies -- The press and the people: the final fight for fairness -- Deep down in Dixie: segregated sports in a post-Brown era -- The ban and the banner: black Olympians in a Jim Crow society -- African American athletes and activism: everybody has a part to play -- The revolt of the black athlete
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781440839528
Lccn
2017019469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027547927
  • 99974886215
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn967502796
  • (OCoLC)967502796

Library Locations

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      49.280188 -123.114755
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