Blacks at the net: Black achievement in the history of tennis, Volume 1

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Syracuse University Press, Jan 31, 2006 - Social Science - 294 pages
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In this book, the first volume dedicated to the subject, Sundiata Djata explores obstacles to performance such as the discrimination that kept blacks out of pro tennis for decades. He examines the role that this white sport traditionally played in the black community. And he provides keen insights into the politics of professional sports and the challenges faced by today's black players. The work's eventual two volumes will cover identity and black tennis in aboriginal Australia, North and South Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas.

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Djata (African & African American sports history, North Illinois Univ.) provides a historical survey of black participation in the sport of tennis, focusing in this volume on the United States. (A ... Read full review

Contents

The Jackie Robinson of Tennis?
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Citizen of the World
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A New Horizon
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