A Negro League Scrapbook
A picture book with a unique layout and loaded with historical photographs and documents. This book gives the reader an introduction to the teams and stars of the Negro Leagues as well as an idea of what it was like to attend the games and be on the road with the players.
African American Sports Greats : A Biographical Dictionary
Profiles 166 African American athletes in baseball, football, basketball, track and field, and seven other sports, mostly since World War II. Good references and bibliographies.
Brief biographies of famous black athletes for readers of all ages. Includes 155 athletes and is current through 2003. Each entry includes a biography and bibliographic sources, some have photographs as well.
Black Olympian Medalists
A biographical dictionary of Olympic medal winners of African descent. Also includes group profiles, profiles of black managers in U.S. professional sports, statistics, and indexes.
|Muhammad Ali : Through the Eyes of the World|
Muhammad Ali's grace, charisma, and remarkable bravado shine through in this affectionate look at his life and career. The film chronicles his career through film footage and interviews with journalists, loved ones, and commentators. The film does an excellent job of conveying both Ali's genuine importance as a historical figure and his incredible personal magnetism.
|Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson|
This DVD narrates the in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man.
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