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Beyond the Black Power salute : athlete activism in an era of change / Gregory J. Kaliss.

Author/creator Kaliss, Gregory J. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2023]
Descriptionxiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Sport and society
Sport and society.
Contents Timeline of key events -- Prologue : Cassius Clay declares independence -- Introduction: the fire this time -- Playing for "green power" : sports and economic uplift -- Getting into the race : women runners women's rights -- College athletes flex their muscles -- Black men / Black gladiators : redefining black manliness through sports -- The ABA and the origins of hip-hop America -- Conclusion : activism unfinished.
Abstract "Unequal opportunity sparked Jim Brown's endeavors to encourage Black development while Billie Jean King fought so that women tennis players could earn more money and enjoy greater freedom. Gregory J. Kaliss examines these events and others to guide readers through the unprecedented wave of protest that swept sports in the 1960s and 1970s. The little-known story of the University of Wyoming football players suspended for their activism highlights an analysis of protests by college athletes. The 1971 Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier clash provides a high-profile example of the Black male athlete's effort to redefine Black masculinity. An in-depth look at the American Basketball Association reveals a league that put Black culture front and center with its style of play and shows how the ABA influenced the development of hip-hop. As Kaliss describes the breakthroughs achieved by these athletes, he also explores the barriers that remained--and in some cases remain today"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Kaliss, Gregory J. Beyond the Black Power salute Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2023] 9780252054075
LCCN 2022040997
ISBN9780252044915 hardcover
ISBN0252044916 hardcover
ISBN9780252087066 paperback
ISBN0252087062 paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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