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By Jennifer H. Lansbury

ISBN-10: 1557286582

ISBN-13: 9781557286581

When excessive jumper Alice Coachman received the excessive leap name on the 1941 nationwide championships with "a stunning leap," African American girls have been partaking in aggressive activity for as regards to twenty-five years. but it'd be one other 20 years sooner than they'd event anything equivalent to the nationwide reputation and popularity that African American males had recognized because the Thirties, the times of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens. From the Nineteen Twenties, whilst black girls athletes have been restrained to competing in the black group, throughout the heady days of the overdue 20th century after they governed the realm of women's music and box, African American girls came across recreation opened the door to a greater lifestyles. notwithstanding, in addition they found that luck intended tough perceptions that many Americans--both black and white--held of them. throughout the tales of six athletes--Coachman, Ora Washington, Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudloph, Wyomia Tyus, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee--Jennifer H. Lansbury deftly follows the emergence of black girls athletes from the African American neighborhood; their confrontations with modern attitudes of race, classification, and gender; and their encounters with the civil rights flow. Uncovering many of the techniques the athletes use to overcome again stereotypes, Lansbury explores the fullness of African American women's dating with recreation within the 20th century.

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