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The Resource Lost champions : four men, two teams, and the breaking of pro football's color line, Gretchen Atwood

Lost champions : four men, two teams, and the breaking of pro football's color line, Gretchen Atwood

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Lost champions : four men, two teams, and the breaking of pro football's color line
Title
Lost champions
Title remainder
four men, two teams, and the breaking of pro football's color line
Statement of responsibility
Gretchen Atwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By 1933, after an initial brush with integration in the late 1920s, all black players had either left or been forced out of the National Football League. In 1939, Kenny Washington, star running back on the UCLA football team alongside Jackie Robinson, became the first consensus All-American in UCLA football history. Legendary owner George Halas tried to sign Washington for his Chicago Bears in 1940 but was blocked by other NFL owners. When the Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles in 1946, public pressure made integrating the team an imperative, and Washington broke the NFL's color barrier in March 1946, soon followed by his former UCLA teammate Woody Strode. Washington and the others endured the same deep racist sentiment that Jackie Robinson faced, but their heroic and dramatic story has been overlooked for 70 years. Narrating it for the first time, culminating in the dramatic 1950 NFL championship game that pitted black stars against each other, Gretchen Atwood illuminates a vitally important piece of American sports and cultural history
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Gretchen
Dewey number
796.330973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motley, Marion
  • Washington, Kenny
  • Strode, Woody
  • Willis, Bill
  • Cleveland Browns (Football team : 1946-1995)
  • Los Angeles Rams (Football team)
  • Football
  • Discrimination in sports
Label
Lost champions : four men, two teams, and the breaking of pro football's color line, Gretchen Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620406014
Lccn
2016010118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956379043
Label
Lost champions : four men, two teams, and the breaking of pro football's color line, Gretchen Atwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620406014
Lccn
2016010118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956379043

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