Fritz Pollard: Pioneer in Racial Advancement

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University of Illinois Press, 1998 - Social Science - 328 pages
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This is the inspiring story of an African American whose athletic and entrepreneurial achievements -- from being the first black quarterback and head coach in the National Football League to founding one of the first all-black investment securities companies -- were equaled by his courage in confronting racial barriers.
 

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Contents

The Remarkable Pollards
9
Learning to Survive
23
The Tramp Athlete
41
Brown 1915
57
The Tournament of Roses
77
An AllAmerican Season
91
War and Transition
111
The Making of a Pro
128
Riding a Whirlwind
167
New Beginnings
186
Another War and Peace
207
Bittersweet Years
224
Pollard on Balance
236
Notes
241
Bibliographic Note
278
Index
283

A Football Odyssey
146

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Page 282 - For a discussion of these and other sources see George M. Frederickson, The Black Image in the White Mind. The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914 (New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1971), pp.

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JOHN M. CARROLL, Ph.D., is Chair of the Computer Science Department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, he was program manager at the IBM User-Interface Institute. He is the author of hundreds of technical papers and numerous books in the area of human-computer interaction, including The Nurnberg Funnel: Designing Minimalist Instruction for Practical Computer Skill and Designing Interaction: Psychology at the Human-Computer Interface.

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