By David Zirin
Half a century ahead of Jackie Robinson used to be born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to maintain racist fanatics at bay, then took his average position within the lineup. in the course of the melancholy, while virtually no black athletes have been allowed at the U.S. Olympic workforce, athletes held a Counter Olympics the place a 3rd of the contributors have been African American.
A People’s heritage of Sports within the usa is replete with surprises for professional activities fanatics, whereas a person drawn to heritage should be surprised through the connections Zirin attracts among politics and pa flies. As Jeff Chang, writer of Can’t cease Won’t Stop, places it, After you learn him, you’ll by no means see activities an analogous approach again.”
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A People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play (New Press People's History) by David Zirin