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It Was Always a Choice: Picking Up the Baton of Athlete Activism

It Was Always a Choice: Picking Up the Baton of Athlete Activism

Hardcover

AthletesSports GeneralBlack American Studies

Publisher Price: $23.00

ISBN10: 1439921733
ISBN13: 9781439921739
Publisher: Temple Univ Pr
Published: Jul 8 2022
Pages: 200
Weight: 0.84
Height: 0.80 Width: 5.60 Depth: 8.40
Language: English

The recent flashpoint of Colin Kaepernick taking a knee renews a long tradition of athlete-activists speaking out against racism, injustice, and oppression. Like Kaepernick, Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson, Muhammad Ali, Bill Russell, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos--among many others, of all races, male and female, pro and amateur--all made the choice to take a side to command public awareness and attention rather than shut up and play, as O. J. Simpson, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods did. Using their celebrity to demand change, these activists inspired fans but faced great personal and professional risks in doing so. It Was Always a Choice traces the history and impact of these decisive moments throughout the history of U.S. sports.

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