100 Pioneers: African-Americans who Broke Color Barriers in Sport

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Fitness Information Technology, Jan 1, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 469 pages
Through an effective combination of historical research and personal interviews, 100 Pioneers: African-Americans Who Broke Color Barriers in Sport offers compelling portraits of the dedicated athletes who broke color barriers on college campuses and in professional sports all around the country. These engaging accounts detail the adversities they faced and the victories they achieved. Part 1 includes well-known figures such as Jackie Robinson and Tony Dungy, as well as other, lesser-known pioneers in professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey, tennis, golf, and boxing. Part 2 presents the inspiring stories of college coaches, athletics directors, and student-athletes who were the first African-Americans to fill their respective roles. Part 3 highlights the impressive feats of African-American athletes accomplished on the world stage of the Olympic Games.

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Richard Lapchick is a human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, internationally recognized expert on sports issues, scholar. He is often described as the racial conscience of sport. He is the DeVos Eminent Scholar Chair and Director of the Sport Business Management Graduate Program in the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida. He founded both the Northeastern University Center for the study of sport in Society and the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS), and he is now the presiden tand chief executive officer of the Consortium.

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