Jackie And Campy

Author: William C. Kashatus
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803254474
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As star players for the 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers, and prior to that as the first black players to be candidates to break professional baseball’s color barrier, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella would seem to be natural allies. But the two men were divided by a rivalry going far beyond the personality differences and petty jealousies of competitive teammates. Behind the bitterness were deep and differing beliefs about the fight for civil rights. Robinson, the more aggressive and intense of the two, thought Jim Crow should be attacked head-on; Campanella, more passive and easygoing, believed that ability, not militancy, was the key to racial equality. Drawing on interviews with former players such as Monte Irvin, Hank Aaron, Carl Erskine, and Don Zimmer, Jackie and Campy offers a closer look at these two players and their place in a historical movement torn between active defiance and passive resistance. William C. Kashatus deepens our understanding of these two baseball icons and civil rights pioneers and provides a clearer picture of their time and our own.

The Black Bruins

Author: James W. Johnson
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496201833
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"The intertwined story of five influential African American athletes who came together as teammates at UCLA in the 1930s" --

Walking With Summer Dreams Short Fiction

Author: Will English
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105722546
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Walk with us on this fine summer's eve through a land of fantasy and terror, of magic and love, a land where dragons fly and the devil only wants to talk, where fairies steal the hearts of unwary men and a cook feeds the fates. Walk with us on this fine summer's eve, as we show you our dreams.Front Cover image by Darren Britton.

African American Pioneers Of Baseball

Author: Lew Freedman
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313338519
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Presents brief portraits of twenty legendary African American baseball players who contributed to the integration of Major League baseball.

Lizzie Rummel

Author: Ruth Oltmann
Editor: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780921102397
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Elizabeth von Rummel, born into aristocracy in turn-of-the-century Germany, came with her family to live on a ranch in the Alberta foothills, when working on it became the alternative to life in her World War One-ravaged homeland. Then, when most people were settling into middle age, Lizzie struck out on another challange; for 32 years she ran backcountry lodges like Skoki and Assiniboine, for which she received the Order of Canada and the friendship of hundreds of people whose lives were enhanced by her special charm.

From Jack Johnson To Lebron James

Author: Chris Lamb
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803285248
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The campaign for racial equality in sports has both reflected and affected the campaign for racial equality in the United States. Some of the most significant and publicized stories in this campaign in the twentieth century have happened in sports, including, of course, Jackie Robinson in baseball; Jesse Owens, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos in track; Arthur Ashe in tennis; and Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, and Muhammad Ali in boxing. Long after the full integration of college and professional athletics, race continues to play a major role in sports. Not long ago, sportswriters and sportscasters ignored racial issues. They now contribute to the public's evolving racial attitudes on issues both on and off the field, ranging from integration to self-determination to masculinity. From Jack Johnson to LeBron James examines the intersection of sports, race, and the media in the twentieth century and beyond. The essays are linked by a number of questions, including: How did the black and white media differ in content and context in their reporting of these stories? How did the media acknowledge race in their stories? Did the media recognize these stories as historically significant? Considering how media coverage has evolved over the years, the essays begin with the racially charged reporting of Jack Johnson's reign as heavyweight champion and carry up to the present, covering the media narratives surrounding the Michael Vick dogfighting case in a supposedly post-racial era and the media's handling of LeBron James's announcement to leave Cleveland for Miami.

Jackie Robinson

Author: Mary Kay Linge
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313338281
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Profiles the first African American to play baseball in the Major League.

I Don T Know How I Did It

Author: Larry Holley
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615159362
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Story of Larry Holley, Buddy Holly's brother, growing up in the depresson years, joining the Marines during WWII, working and playing till retirement.