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The Resource Olympic Pride, American Prejudice : The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, (electronic resource)

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice : The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, (electronic resource)

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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice : The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
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The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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eng
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Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South. Set against the turbulent backdrop of a segregated United States, sixteen black men and two black women are torn between boycotting the Olympic Games in Nazi Germany or participating. If they go, they would represent a country that considered them second-class citizens and would compete amid a strong undercurrent of Aryan superiority that considered them inferior. Yet, if they stayed, would they ever have a chance to prove them wrong on a global stage' To be better than anyone ever expected' Five athletes, full of discipline and heart, guide readers through this harrowing and inspiring journey. There's a young and sometimes feisty Tidye Pickett from Chicago, whose lithe speed makes her the first African American woman to compete in the Olympic Games; a quiet Louise Stokes from Malden, Massachusetts, who breaks records across the Northeast with humble beginnings training on railroad tracks. We find Mack Robinson in Pasadena, California, setting an example for his younger brother, Jackie Robinson; and the unlikely competitor Archie Williams, a lanky book-smart teen in Oakland takes home a gold medal. Then there's Ralph Metcalfe, born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, who becomes the wise and fierce big brother of the group. Drawing on over five years of research, Draper and Thrasher bring to life a timely story of perseverance and the will to beat unsurmountable odds. From burning crosses set on the Robinsons's lawn to a Pennsylvania small town on fire with praise and parades when the athletes return from Berlin, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is full of emotion, grit, political upheaval, and the American dream. Capturing a powerful and untold chapter of history, the narrative is also a celebration of the courage, commitment, and accomplishments of these talented athletes and their impact on race, sports and inclusion around the world
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Draper, Deborah Riley
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  • 796.48089
  • 796.4808996073009043
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no index present
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GV721
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1971-
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  • Underwood, Blair
  • Thrasher, Travis
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  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games
  • African American athletes
  • Olympics
  • African American athletes
  • Olympics
  • Racism in sports
  • Discrimination in sports
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • African American athletes
  • African American athletes
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Olympics
  • Olympics
  • Racism in sports
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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice : The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, (electronic resource)
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Contents
  • Intro -- Title Page -- Introduction -- Part One -- Chapter One: The Girls Are Fast -- Chapter Two: A Single Inch, a Cross on Fire -- Chapter Three: Discipline and Heart -- Chapter Four: Determination -- Chapter Five: Dashing to the Tape -- Chapter Six: The Underestimated -- Chapter Seven: Qualified and Confident -- Chapter Eight: Together Yet Alone -- Chapter Nine: Defeat -- Part Two -- Chapter Ten: Do the Little Things Well -- Chapter Eleven: Looking Ahead -- Chapter Twelve: The World's Fastest Man -- Chapter Thirteen: The Nazis Take Control -- Chapter Fourteen: Anyone Is Beatable
  • Chapter Fifteen: The Boycott Debate -- Chapter Sixteen: Baptism by Fire -- Part Three -- Chapter Seventeen: Trial and Error -- Chapter Eighteen: The Olympic "Black Gang" -- Chapter Nineteen: An Almost Color-blind Ocean -- Chapter Twenty: The Olympic Spirit and Olympic Peace -- Chapter Twenty-One: Ready, Willing, and Able for War -- Chapter Twenty-Two: The Snub -- Chapter Twenty-Three: The Stop -- Chapter Twenty-Four: The Sneakers -- Chapter Twenty-Five: The Footnote -- Chapter Twenty-Six: The Junior -- Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Black Panther -- Chapter Twenty-Eight: The Golden Concession
  • Chapter Twenty-Nine: The Team -- Chapter Thirty: Two Ladies -- Chapter Thirty-One: The Verdict -- Epilogue -- Photographs -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- Photo Credits -- Copyright
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1 online resource (302 p.)
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online
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9781501162176
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remote
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1A430933-139A-4AC6-BE10-0E6F2BA26241
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(OCoLC)1135669021
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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice : The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Intro -- Title Page -- Introduction -- Part One -- Chapter One: The Girls Are Fast -- Chapter Two: A Single Inch, a Cross on Fire -- Chapter Three: Discipline and Heart -- Chapter Four: Determination -- Chapter Five: Dashing to the Tape -- Chapter Six: The Underestimated -- Chapter Seven: Qualified and Confident -- Chapter Eight: Together Yet Alone -- Chapter Nine: Defeat -- Part Two -- Chapter Ten: Do the Little Things Well -- Chapter Eleven: Looking Ahead -- Chapter Twelve: The World's Fastest Man -- Chapter Thirteen: The Nazis Take Control -- Chapter Fourteen: Anyone Is Beatable
  • Chapter Fifteen: The Boycott Debate -- Chapter Sixteen: Baptism by Fire -- Part Three -- Chapter Seventeen: Trial and Error -- Chapter Eighteen: The Olympic "Black Gang" -- Chapter Nineteen: An Almost Color-blind Ocean -- Chapter Twenty: The Olympic Spirit and Olympic Peace -- Chapter Twenty-One: Ready, Willing, and Able for War -- Chapter Twenty-Two: The Snub -- Chapter Twenty-Three: The Stop -- Chapter Twenty-Four: The Sneakers -- Chapter Twenty-Five: The Footnote -- Chapter Twenty-Six: The Junior -- Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Black Panther -- Chapter Twenty-Eight: The Golden Concession
  • Chapter Twenty-Nine: The Team -- Chapter Thirty: Two Ladies -- Chapter Thirty-One: The Verdict -- Epilogue -- Photographs -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- Photo Credits -- Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (302 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501162176
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1A430933-139A-4AC6-BE10-0E6F2BA26241
System control number
(OCoLC)1135669021

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