Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand: African American Athletes and the Fight for Social Justice
Bob Schron, author
Bob Schron is an Associated Press sportswriter with decades of experience in national sports media. He is the coauthor of M.L. Carr's autobiography, Don't Be Denied; The Bird Era: A History of the Boston Celtics, 1978-1988; and Tom Brady: Sudden Glory. He is also a recipient of the President's award for sportswriting from the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association.
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When NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt in protest during the national anthem, he set off a firestorm of yays and nays that still burns. He also reminded us of the long and honorable tradition of athlete-activists in the African American community, captured here by veteran sports writer Schron in a crisp, impassioned narrative that moves from the quiet heroism of Jesse Owens and Joe Louis through Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Olympic black power salutes to the Williams Sisters. Not just for sports fans; this is important history.
ISBN: 978-1-63289-221-8 EPUB
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Page count: 192
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