Item #15325 Separate Games : African American Sport Behind the Walls of Segregation. David K. Wiggins, Ryan Swanson.

Separate Games : African American Sport Behind the Walls of Segregation

Fayetteville AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2016.

First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket. Item #15325
ISBN: 1682260178

Some HIGHLIGHTING, light cock, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket light rub, otherwise slight wear. Solid hardcover. ; "The hardening of racial lines during the first half of the twentieth century eliminated almost all African Americans from white organized sports, forcing black athletes to form their own teams, organizations, and events. This separate sporting culture, explored in the twelve essays included here, comprised much more than athletic competition; these “separate games” provided examples of black enterprise and black self-help and showed the importance of agency and the quest for racial uplift in a country fraught with racialist thinking and discrimination.The significance of this sporting culture is vividly showcased in the stories of the Cuban Giants baseball team, basketball’s New York Renaissance Five, the Tennessee State Tigerbelles track-and-field team, black college football’s Turkey Bowl Classic, car racing’s Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, Negro League Baseball’s East-West All-Star game, and many more. These teams, organizations, and events made up a vibrant national sporting complex that remained in existence until the integration of sports beginning in the late 1940s. Separate Games explores the fascinating ways sports helped bind the black community and illuminate race pride, business acumen, and organizational abilities." Contents: Series Editor’s Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Teams : Cuban Giants: Black Baseball’s Early Sports Stars / Leslie Heaphy; Smilin’ Bob Douglas and The Renaissance Big Five / Susan Rayl; The Philadelphia Tribune Newsgirls: African-American Women’s Basketball at its Best / J. Thomas Jable; The Tennessee State Tigerbelles: Cold Warriors of the Track / Carroll Van West; Events : The National Interscholastic Basketball Tournament: The Crown Jewel of African American High School Sports During the Era of Segregation / Robert Pruter; The Black Heart of Dixie: The Turkey Day Classic and Race in Twentieth Century Alabama / Thomas Aiello; For Gold and Glory / Todd Gould; The East West Classic: Black America’s Baseball Fiesta / Rob Ruck; Organizations : Creating Order in Black College Sport: The Lasting Legacy of the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association / David K. Wiggins and Chris Elzey; Game, Set, and Separatism: The American Tennis Association, a Tennis Vanguard / Sundiata Djata; Pars and Birdies in a Hidden World: African Americans and the United Golfers Association / Raymond Schmidt; Basement Bowlers: The National Negro Bowling Association and Its Legacy of Black Leadership, 1939-1968 / Summer Cherland.; Sport, Culture, And Society; xvi, 272 pages.

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