By William Humber,Spider Jones
Over the years, Canadians have smugly asserted their country’s extra tolerant tradition in race family. but as this tale of African-Canadian participation in activities demonstrates, the list is much extra troubling. in truth, Canada’s list in issues of race was once a annoying mixture of occasional solid intentions and unsightly practices. The research of the Black athletic event in Canada is not just a revealing portrait into our earlier, but additionally yet one more demonstration of a few time-honoured truths approximately human fulfillment and the need of the general public will to supply open and reasonable boards for equivalent entry to participation.
awarded in a chronological series, person activities are awarded in addition to the top athletes who introduced grace and a choice to accomplish. integrated are George Dixon, Sam Langford, Reuben Mayes, Ray Lewis, Sam Richardson, Dr. Phil Edwards, Jackie Robinson, Harry Jerome, Earl partitions, Donovan Bailey, Sylvia Sweeney, Molly Killingbeck, Herb Carnegie, Jamaal Magliore, Perdita Felicien and Jarome Iginla, to call yet the various positive athletes who shape part of Canada’s activities historical past.
"As Canada’s best baseball historian, Bill Humber has chronicled one other attention-grabbing bankruptcy from Canada’s wealthy activities heritage. this is often a superb learn – pleasing, academic and expertly researched. As my good friend Don Cherry may well say: ’Two thumbs up, Bill.’"
– Brian McFarlane, activities family members Ltd.
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A Sporting Chance: Achievements of African-Canadian Athletes by William Humber,Spider Jones