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The revolt of the Black athlete, Harry Edwards

Label
The revolt of the Black athlete
Title
The revolt of the Black athlete
Statement of responsibility
Harry Edwards
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1968, Harry Edwards, virtually alone, opposed the U.S. Olympic Committee, the political establishment, and the mass media and made an international issue of the Olympic boycott movement. In this book, he explains why he organized the Olympic boycott, why black athletes revolted, and why they are prepared to do so again. Exposing the inherent political nature of sports, Edwards illustrates how blacks can use athletics to their advantage and relates the revolt of the black athlete to the larger spirit of revolt of black citizens during the Civil Rights movement. In the process, Edwards explodes the myth that black athletes on scholarship receive an education or fair treatment in return for their efforts. Beyond college sports, Edwards found the degradation of the black athlete extends into the world of professional sports. He comments on the lack of black owners, managers, and head coaches, league pay scales, the press vendetta against Muhammad Ali, and the quarantining of John Wooten of the Cleveland Browns. Other topics discussed include the background and workings of the Olympic Committee for Human Rights, the boycott of the New York Athletic Club Track Meet, and the actions taken by Lew Alcindor, Tommie Smith, John Carlos, and other black athletes in the struggle for justice and dignity. Originally published in 1969, the 50th Anniversary edition puts "The Revolt of the Black Athlete" in context for today's readers. With 2015's University of Missouri football teams boycott and the need for movements like Black Lives Matter, Edward's critique still rings true 50 years later"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1942-
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Edwards, Harry
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV583
LC item number
.E36 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American athletes
  • African American athletes
  • African American athletes
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Discrimination in sports
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / History
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • African American athletes
  • African American athletes
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • United States
Label
The revolt of the Black athlete, Harry Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With a New Introduction and Afterword"--T.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergence of the black athlete in America -- Sports and the mass media -- Mounting revolt -- Feeding the flame -- Mexico City, 1968 -- The future direction of the revolt
Control code
1065537247
Edition
50th anniversary edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252051548
Lccn
2019718337
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv8067m9
  • 759d18ea-6d13-4b7f-ac8e-f8a9a8fcf3d4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1065537247
Label
The revolt of the Black athlete, Harry Edwards
Publication
Note
"With a New Introduction and Afterword"--T.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergence of the black athlete in America -- Sports and the mass media -- Mounting revolt -- Feeding the flame -- Mexico City, 1968 -- The future direction of the revolt
Control code
1065537247
Edition
50th anniversary edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252051548
Lccn
2019718337
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv8067m9
  • 759d18ea-6d13-4b7f-ac8e-f8a9a8fcf3d4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1065537247

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