A Spectacular Leap: Black Women Athletes in by Jennifer H. Lansbury PDF

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By Jennifer H. Lansbury

When excessive jumper Alice Coachman gained the excessive bounce name on the 1941 nationwide championships with "a marvelous leap," African American girls have been engaging in aggressive activity for just about twenty-five years. but it'd be one other 20 years prior to they might adventure anything comparable to the nationwide status and popularity that African American males had identified because the Nineteen Thirties, the times of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens. From the Twenties, whilst black girls athletes have been limited to competing in the black neighborhood, throughout the heady days of the overdue 20th century after they governed the realm of women's music and box, African American ladies chanced on recreation opened the door to a greater existence. even if, in addition they came upon that good fortune 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 ladies athletes from the African American neighborhood; their confrontations with modern attitudes of race, category, and gender; and their encounters with the civil rights flow. Uncovering many of the thoughts the athletes use to overcome again stereotypes, Lansbury explores the fullness of African American women's courting with game within the 20th century.

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