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Author Bass, Amy.

Title Not the triumph but the struggle : the 1968 olympics and the making of the black athlete / Amy Bass
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2002
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Contents Note on Usage; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Tiger in the Woods; 1. The Race between Politics and Sport; 2. What Is This "Black" in Black Athlete?; 3. An Olympic Challenge: Preparing for the "Problem Games"; 4. The Power of Protest and Boycott: The New York Athletic Club and the Question of the South African Springboks; 5. Tribulations and the Trials: Black Consciousness and the Collective Body; 6. "That's My Flag"; 7. Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars?; Notes; Index
Summary In this far-reaching account, Amy Bass offers nothing less than a history of the black athlete. Beginning with the racial eugenics discussions of the early twentieth century and their continuing reverberations in popular perceptions of black physical abilities, Bass explores ongoing African American attempts to challenge these stereotypes. Although Tommie Smith and John Carlos were reviled by Olympic officials for their demonstration, Bass traces how their protest has come to be the defining image of the 1968 Games, with lingering effects in the sports world and on American popular culture gen
Subject Olympic Project for Human Rights.
Olympic Games (19th : 1968 : Mexico City, Mexico)
African American athletes.
Olympics -- Participation, African American.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081669365X (electronic bk.)
9780816693658 (electronic bk.)