By David Zirin
Half a century earlier than Jackie Robinson was once born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to maintain racist enthusiasts at bay, then took his common position within the lineup. in the course of the melancholy, while virtually no black athletes have been allowed at the U.S. Olympic staff, athletes held a Counter Olympics the place a 3rd of the individuals have been African American.
A People’s background of Sports within the usa is replete with surprises for professional activities enthusiasts, whereas somebody attracted to background can be surprised via 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 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