Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County

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Publication Year: May 2, 2017

The Revolt of the Black Athlete

Harry Edwards

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The Revolt of the Black Athlete hit sport and society like an Ali combination. This Fiftieth Anniversary edition of Harry Edwards's classic of activist scholarship arrives even as a new generation engages with the issues he explored. Edwards's new introduction and afterword revisit the revolts by athletes like Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos. At the same time, he engages with the struggles of a present still rife with racism, double-standards, and economic injustice. Again relating the rebellion of black athletes to a larger spirit of revolt among black citizens, Edwards moves his story forward to our era of protests, boycotts, and the dramatic politicization of athletes by Black Lives Matter. Incisive yet ultimately hopeful, The Revolt of the Black Athlete is the still-essential study of the conflicts at the interface of sport, race, and society.| Cover Title Copyright Contents Dedication: In Memory of Muhammad Ali, 1942–2016 Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition Foreword Samuel J. Skinner, Jr. Preface Acknowledgments 1 The Emergence of the Black Athlete 2 Sports and the Mass Media 3 Mounting the Revolt 4 Feeding the Flame 5 Mexico City, 1968 6 The Future Direction of the Revolt Epilogue Appendices A Olympic Project for Human Rights B The Revolt on the Campus C The Black Record-holders D 1968 National Black Power Conference Statement E Information Booklet Excerpts Selected Bibliography Afterword to the 50th Anniversary Edition Index|Harry Edwards is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the architect of the Olympic Project for Human Rights and his work has focused on the experiences of African-American athletes. His other books include The Struggle that Must Be: An Autobiography.