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Author White, Derrick E., author.

Title Blood, sweat, and tears : Jake Gaither, Florida A & M, and the history of Black college football / by Derrick E. White
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
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Contents The color line of scrimmage and sporting congregations -- Florida A & M develops a sporting congregation -- A double-v campaign on the field and off -- The golden age of black college football begins -- Championships and civil rights -- Black gold -- Desegregation, decline, and black power -- Jake Gaither's last season and the end of an era -- Chasing ghosts: HBCU football at the end of the century
Summary "Blood, sweat, and tears explores the legacy of black college football, taking as its central figure one of the most successful coaches in its history, Jake Gaither. A paradoxical figure, he was leader of the most feared and respected black college football program in the country, and yet many questioned his racial loyalties during the height of the civil rights movement ... a ... story of black college football that complicates the heroic narrative of integration and grapples with the complexities and contradictions of one of the most important sources of pride of black life in the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 19, 2019)
Subject Gaither, Jake, 1903-1994.
Gaither, Jake, 1903-1994
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University -- Football
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
African American universities and colleges -- Sports
College sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Football coaches -- United States -- Biography.
Football -- Social aspects -- United States
College sports.
Football coaches.
Football -- Social aspects.
HISTORY -- African American.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469652455