Matthew Whitaker Ph.D.'s African American Icons of Sport: Triumph, Courage, and PDF

By Matthew Whitaker Ph.D.

This identify bargains an exam of African americans in activities, from a number of views and during a full of life diversity of rhetoric types, and illuminates the historical past of hugely profitable and influential contributors, athletes and groups who've transcended mere superstar to come back to symbolize a given Zeitgeist to a large a part of the area. It additionally explores the heritage and lives of advanced, multi-layered personages and teams. ultimately, it examines the level to which glossy mass media and pop culture have contributed significantly to the increase, and occasionally fall, of the those strong symbols of athletic, person, and team excellence.

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