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Contents Preface 000 I Striving for Athletic Success in a Jim Crow Society 1 Jimmy Winkfield: The "Black Maestro" of the Racetrack Susan Hamburger 000 2 Marshall "Major" Taylor: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World Andrew Ritchie 000 3 The Strange Career of William Henry Lewis Gregory Bond 000 4 Jack Johnson and the Quest for Racial Respect Gerald R. Gems 000 II Fashioning a World of Sport behind Segregated Walls and on the International Stage 5 Ora Washington: The First Black Female Athletic Star Pamela Grundy 000 6 Satchel Paige's Struggle for Selfhood in the Era of Jim Crow Donald Spivey 000 7 Jesse Owens: Leading Man in Modern American Tales of Racial Progress and Limits Mark Dyreson 000 8 Joe Louis, Boxing, and American Culture Anthony O. Edmonds 000 9 Alice Coachman: Quiet Champion of the 1940s Jennifer H. Lansbury 000 10 Jackie Robinson: Racial Pioneer and Athlete Extraordinaire in an Era of Change Michael E. Lomax 000 III The Fight for Civil Rights through Athletic Performance, Persuasion, and Protest 11 "Jackie Robinson without the Charm": The Challenges of Being Althea Gibson Mary Jo Festle 000 12 Wilma Rudolph: The Making of an Olympic Icon Wayne Wilson 000 13 Bill Russell: Pioneer and Champion of the Sixties Maureen M. Smith 000 14 Jim Brown: Superlative Athlete, Screen Star, Social Activist J. Thomas Jable 000 15 Muhammad Ali: Flawed Rebel with a Cause Gerald Early 000 16 "The Quiet Militant": Arthur Ashe and Black Athletic Activism Damion Thomas 000 IV Race, Sport, and Celebrity Culture 17 Bound by Blackness or Above It? Michael Jordan and the Paradoxes of Post/Civil Rights American Race Relations Douglas Hartmann 000 18 "Race," Family, and Nation: The Significance of Tiger Woods in American Culture S. W. Pope 000 19 "Ghetto Cinderellas": Venus and Serena Williams and the Discourse of Racism R. Pierre Rodgers and Ellen B. Drogin Rodgers 000 Notes 000 Bibliographical Note 000 Contributors 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
African American athletes -- Biography.
African American athletes -- Portraits.
African American athletes -- History.
Sports -- United States -- History.