Sports in African American Life

Essays on History and Culture

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About the Book

Race and sports scholar Harry Edward was among the first to ask: “What have sports done for the African American athlete and vise-versa?” The answer: each has made and continues to make momentous contributions to the other. Edward’s inquiry sparked various examinations of sport that revealed both the successes and an impediments experienced by many black athletes.
This wide-ranging collection of new essays explores the inextricable ties between African Americans and sports culture. Contributors address such topics as the historical context of African American participation in major U.S. sports, social justice and responsibility, gender and identity, and media and art.

About the Author(s)

Drew D. Brown is an assistant professor of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware in Newark.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Drew D. Brown

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6964-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3766-2
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“Thought-provoking, engaging, and timely, this interdisciplinary collection of essays identifies the historical and contemporary themes at the intersection of race, gender, and sports and offers a path forward.”—Eric Hall, author, Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era