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BOOKS+ AUDIBLEs

We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality (PAPERBACK) 

“The most important, revelatory book at the intersection of sports and politics that I’ve read in years. I learned so much. If you think you know the entirety of this history, please trust me; you do not.” Dave Zirin, editor for The Nation and author of The Kaepernick Effect

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African-American Athletes Who Made History

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We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for 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.

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I Fight For A Living: Boxing and the Battle For Black Manhood 1880 - 1915

"Moore shows how each fighter conformed to middle-class ideas of masculinity based on his own judgment of what culture would accept. Finally, he argues that African American success in the ring shattered the myth of black inferiority despite media and government efforts to defend white privilege."

Works

PODCAST

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The Black Athlete
Past to Present

This is a podcast by Louis Moore and Derrick White. As trained historians and leading scholars on sports and race, we discuss the history of the black athlete in a contemporary conversation.

ARTICLES

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FIRST AND PEN

Lamar Jackson Can Beat Collusion By Learning From Tim Raines

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FIRST AND PEN

Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts Complete Eddie Robinson’s Black QB Vision

FIRST AND PEN

Marlin Briscoe Ran So Black QBs Could Fly, And Now He Can Rest

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FIRST AND PEN

For Many Black NFL Coaches, Sometimes Next Is Never

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Sports Won’t Save US: Sports, Race, and Charlottesville

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Jesse Owens Ran the Wrong Race: Athletes, Activism, and the 1960s

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GLOBAL SPORTS MATTERS

Major League Baseball Had a Chance to Stop the Drain of Black Players From Baseball. It Didn’t.

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VOX

The NFL has officially whitewashed Colin Kaepernick’s protest

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Black Tigers: Detroit and the 1967 Rebellion

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BLACK PERSPECTIVES
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BLACK PERSPECTIVES
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