The John Carlos Story

The Sports Moment that Changed the World

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Author: John Carlos,Dave Zirin

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461270

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

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Documents the events surrounding John Carlos and Tommie Smith's controversial Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium, discussing how their show of defiance sparked political debates and career fallouts while becoming one of the most iconic images of Olympic and Black Power history.

The Heritage

Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism

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Author: Howard Bryant

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807026999

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 288

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Examines "the story of sports post-9/11, once neutral but now embedded with deference toward the military and police, colliding with the political reawakening of the black athlete in post-Ferguson America"--

Muhammad Ali

A Man of Many Voices

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Author: Barbara L. Tischler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317691210

Category: History

Page: 218

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Muhammad Ali was not only a champion athlete, but a cultural icon. While his skill as a boxer made him famous, his strong personality and his identity as a black man in a country in the midst of the struggle for civil rights made him an enduring symbol. From his youth in segregated Louisville, Kentucky, to his victory in the 1960 Olympics, to the controversy that surrounded his conversion to Islam and refusal of the draft during the Vietnam War, Ali's life was closely linked to the major social and political struggles of the 1960s and 70s. The story of his struggles, failures, and triumphs sheds light on issues of race, class, religion, dissent, and the role of sports in American society that affected all Americans. In this lively, concise biography, Barbara L. Tischler introduces students to Ali's life in social and political context, and explores his enduring significance as a symbol of resistance. Muhammad Ali: A Many of Many Voices offers the perfect introduction to this extraordinary American and his times.

The Peter Norman Story

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Author: Andrew Webster,Matt Norman

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1760782874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Who is Peter Norman? He's the greatest Australian hero you don't know. Peter Norman is the 'forgotten man' in one of the most powerful and influential photos of all time. Peter is in the photo because he won Australia a silver medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympics after running the 200 metres in 20.06 seconds. In 2018, 50 years on, it is still the Australian record. But Peter Norman is a hero to millions today not for the race or the record, but for what he did next. Hearing of US medallists John Carlos and Tommie Smith's plans to protest against inequality on the dais, Peter pinned an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge on his green and gold tracksuit and said: 'I'll stand with you.' That act of solidarity cost Peter Norman everything. All three men were cast into exile, their lives sent spiralling. But it secured a unique friendship - and a legend that, in its 50th anniversary, is more powerful than ever. This is the extraordinary story of the man behind the photo and a moment that changed the world. It's a strange odyssey of a working-class, Salvation Army-raised boy from Melbourne who became a global icon for equality and courage, yet who remained an enigma to even those closest to him. It's a story about taking a stand and inspiring people everywhere to stand with you. The story of a unique hero who has gone unsung for too long. The Peter Norman Story.

The Silenced Majority

Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope

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Author: Amy Goodman,Denis Moynihan

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608462323

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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Now a New York Times Best Seller!"Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis." --Noam ChomskyAmy Goodman and Denis Moynihan began writing a weekly column, "Breaking the Sound Barrier," for King Features Syndicate in 2006. This timely new sequel to Goodman's New York Timesbestseller of the same name gives voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power-and refusing to be silent.The Silenced Majoritypulls back the veil of corporate media reporting to dig deep into the politics of "climate apartheid," the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the movement to halt the execution of Troy Anthony Davis, and the globalization of dissent "From Tahrir Square to Liberty Plaza." Throughout Goodman and Moynihan show the work of ordinary people to change their media--and change the world.Amy Goodmanis a multiple New York Times best-selling author and the host and executive producer of Democracy Now! a daily independent news program airing on more than one thousand television and radio stations. Timenamed Democracy Now! its "Pick of the Podcasts," along with NBC's Meet the Press. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize."Denis Moynihan, since helping co-found Democracy Now! as an independent production company in 2002, has participated in the organization's growth, focusing primarily on distribution, infrastructure development, and coordinating complex live broadcasts from all continents (save Antarctica). He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Sidelined

How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle

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Author: Simon Henderson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813141567

Category: History

Page: 244

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In 1968, noted sociologist Harry Edwards established the Olympic Project for Human Rights, calling for a boycott of that year's games in Mexico City as a demonstration against racial discrimination in the United States and around the world. Though the boycott never materialized, Edwards's ideas struck a chord with athletes and incited African American Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos to protest by raising their black-gloved fists on the podium after receiving their medals. Sidelined draws upon a wide range of historical materials and more than forty oral histories with athletes and administrators to explore how the black athletic revolt used professional and college sports to promote the struggle for civil rights in the late 1960s. Author Simon Henderson argues that, contrary to popular perception, sports reinforced the status quo since they relegated black citizens to stereotypical roles in society. By examining activists' successes and failures in promoting racial equality on one of the most public stages in the world, Henderson sheds new light on an often-overlooked subject and gives voice to those who fought for civil rights both on the field and off.

Game Over

How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

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Author: Dave Zirin

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595588426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

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“Enlightening” essays on athletes, activism, and the important role sports plays in our society (Publishers Weekly). Sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it “rule number one of the jockocracy”: sports and politics just don’t mix. But in truth, some of our most important debates about class, race, religion, sex, and the raw quest for political power are played out both on and off the field. From the NFL lockout and the role of soccer in the Arab Spring to the Penn State sexual abuse scandals and Tim Tebow’s on-field genuflections, this timely and hard-hitting new book from the “conscience of American sports writing” offers new insights and analysis of headline-grabbing sports controversies (The Washington Post). It explores the shady side of the NCAA; the explosive 2011 MLB All-Star Game; and why the Dodgers crashed and burned. It covers the fascinating struggles of gay and lesbian athletes to gain acceptance, female athletes to be more than sex symbols, and athletes everywhere to assert their collective bargaining rights as union members. Dave Zirin also illustrates the ways that athletes are once again using their exalted platforms to speak out and reclaim sports from the corporate interests that have taken it hostage. In Game Over, he cheers the victories—but also reflects on how far we have yet to go. “A book that no thinking sports fan can afford to miss.” —Jonathan Mahler, author of Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning

Teaching Children Histories and Stories

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Author: Albert A. Huggins

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496929489

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Teaching Children Histories and Stories is writing to give children an interest in reading, to enjoy my stories at the same time, to make sure that they understand the importance of education in their lives, and to stay in school. I invite everyone to visit our beautiful United States Virgin Islands and our history. Come on down and laugh while enjoying my stories. Peace be with you, and God bless our United States Virgin Islands. ? Albert A. Huggins

Modern American Short Story Sequences

Composite Fictions and Fictive Communities

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Author: J. Gerald Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521430104

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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Originally published in 1995, this book explores American short story sequences as a twentieth-century genre.

The 3 Keys to Empowerment

Release the Power Within People for Astonishing Results

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Author: Ken Blanchard,John P. Carlos,Alan Randolph

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781605093406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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The architect of "one-minute managing" shows how to empower employees step-by-step with "smart psychology at work" ("Booklist"). Blanchard and his co-authors use concrete examples, a Q-and-A format, case histories, and entertaining sidebars to keep the discussion lively.