By David Zirin
Half a century sooner than Jackie Robinson used to be born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to maintain racist enthusiasts at bay, then took his general position within the lineup. in the course of the melancholy, while virtually no black athletes have been allowed at the U.S. Olympic group, athletes held a Counter Olympics the place a 3rd of the contributors have been African American.
A People’s background of Sports within the usa is replete with surprises for pro activities enthusiasts, whereas someone drawn to background should be surprised through the connections Zirin attracts among politics and dad 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 a similar 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