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Boxing In Black And White


Author : Andrew Lindsay
language : en
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date : 2004-07-13

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Professional sports in America offer numerous examples of equal opportunity and broken down racial barriers. These developments call for pride and celebration. Yet skin color continues to have an influence in how Americans experience sport. From Al Campanis' statement about the under-representation of blacks in baseball front offices to the almost exclusively white ownership of professional teams, one sees that sports, though admirably more equitable than other societal institutions, are hardly a colorblind American pursuit. Choosing the racially charged sport of boxing for investigation, the author has compiled dozens of statistics measuring whether or not America's racial majority still yearns for a white champion--a Great White Hope. Drawing upon data from The Ring Magazine and its annual record books, this study endeavors to bolster or refute the popular perception in boxing circles that white fighters of lesser ability are helped along to their sports elite level, as a result of being promotional gold in the eyes of the public.

Boxing In Black And White


Author : Peter Bacho
language : en
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release Date : 1999-10-15

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"Boxing's like an addiction, it just gets in the blood." --Bobby Howard, trainer and ex-middleweight fighter Punch-by punch accounts of key heavyweight fights involving such champions as Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, and Muhammad Ali reveal the passion and danger of the ring, as well as the impact of what happens there. Peter Bacho makes his living as an author and professor of Asian-American literature, but throughout his life he has been a fight fan, a fighter, a trainer, and a student of boxing. It is those personal experiences that frame this book. Then, while taking readers through the action in the most thrilling prize fights of the century, he shows how those bouts defined the racial and social tension of their times.

Damaged Goods In Black And White


Author : Hajji Wali Furqan
language : en
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date : 2015-01-21

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Filled with religious quotes, lists, and personal stories, Damaged Goods in Black and White examines the underlying racial tensions that exist between black and white males in particular and men of color in general. It offers a discussion on racial imagery that should be addressed in alleviating that tension. Drawing on his experiences as a father, a chaplain, and as founder of a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting parental responsibility, author Hajji Wali Furqan highlights thirteen ways that parents and society destroy children, particularly African American boys, and he offers thirteen ways those children can be saved. He defines the many shortcomings in today’s culture, but he also discusses steps that can be taken to improve these attitudes and deficiencies. Offering wise, practical, and heartfelt advice through a plethora of spiritual references, Damaged Goods in Black and White contains valuable information to help parents raise strong young men.

Generations In Black And White


Author : Rudolph P. Byrd
language : en
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date : 2014-02

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This portfolio of eighty-three photographs constitutes a stunning celebration of African American achievement in the twentieth century. Carl Van Vechten, a longtime patron of black writers and artists, took these photographs over the course of three decades—primarily as gifts to his subjects, such luminaries as W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Joe Louis, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Ruby Dee, Lena Horne, and James Earl Jones. The photographs Rudolph P. Byrd has selected for this volume come from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters, which Van Vechten established at Yale University. Byrd has arranged the images chronologically, according to the time at which each subject emerged as a vital presence in African American tradition. Complementing the photographs are a substantial introduction by Byrd, biographical sketches of each subject, and poems by the noted writer Michael S. Harper. The result is a volume of beauty and power, a record of black excellence that will engage and inform new generations.

The Art And Aesthetics Of Boxing


Author : David H. T. Scott
language : en
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date : 2008

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What separates the chaos of fighting from the coherent ritual of boxing? According to author David Scott, it is a collection of aesthetic constructions, including the shape of the ring, the predictable rhythm of timed rounds, the uniformity of the boxers? glamorous attire, and the stylization of the combatants? posture and punches. In The Art and Aesthetics of Boxing, Scott explores the ways in which these and other aesthetic elements of the sport have evolved over time. Scott comprehensively addresses the rich dialogue between boxing and the arts, suggesting that boxing not only possesses intrinsic aesthetic qualities but also has inspired painters, graphic designers, surrealist poets, and modern writers to identify, expand, and respond to the aesthetic properties of the sport. Divided into three parts, the book moves from a consideration of the evolution and intrinsic aesthetics of boxing to the responses to the sport by cubist and futurist painters and sculptors, installation artists, poster designers, photographers, and, finally, surrealist poets and modernist writers. ø With distinctive illustrations and photographs in nine short chapters, Scott creates a visual as well as a textual narrative that supplements and concretely demonstrates the deep, dynamic relationship between the art of boxing and the world of art and literature.

Heavyweight Boxing In The 1970s


Author : Joe Ryan
language : en
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date : 2013-02-21

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"This book is a presentation of all of the figures and events of the greatest era in boxing history. The first chapter compares the seventies to all of the other eras. Chapter two covers the t1960s and the circumstances that led to the blossoming of unprecedented competition. The remaining ten chapters cover the years 1970 through to 1979"--Provided by publisher.

I Fight For A Living


Author : Louis Moore
language : en
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Release Date : 2017-09-11

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The black prizefighter labored in one of the few trades where an African American man could win renown: boxing. His prowess in the ring asserted an independence and powerful masculinity rare for black men in a white-dominated society, allowing him to be a man--and thus truly free. Louis Moore draws on the life stories of African American fighters active from 1880 to 1915 to explore working-class black manhood. As he details, boxers bought into American ideas about masculinity and free enterprise to prove their equality while using their bodies to become self-made men. The African American middle class, meanwhile, grappled with an expression of public black maleness they saw related to disreputable leisure rather than respectable labor. Moore shows how each fighter conformed to middle class ideas of masculinity based on his own judgment of what culture would accept. Finally, he argues that African American success in the ring shattered the myth of black inferiority despite media and government efforts to defend white privilege.