Sports History

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

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UNFORGIVABLE BLACKNESS: THE RISE AND FALL OF JACK JOHNSON tells the story of the first African-American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports and his struggle, in and out of the ring, to live his life as a free man.

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Middle
High
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03:40
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Black Women Athletes Photo Gallery

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Black Women Athletes Photo Gallery and related media

Althea Gibson TIME Magazine Cover

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Althea Gibson TIME Magazine Cover

Althea Gibson Won Again!

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Scroll through a timeline about Althea Gibson from the Library of Congress.

Althea Gibson broke barriers

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Article explaining the accomplishments of Tennis Player, Althea Gibson.

H.R. 4130 (112th): Althea Gibson Excellence Act

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A bill proposed to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Althea Gibson, in recognition of her ground breaking achievements in athletics and her commitment to ending racial discrimination and prejudice within the world of athletics.

Roberto Clemente

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Bio of Roberto Clemente from Latino Sports Legends web site.

Great Athletes: Roberto Clemente

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Bio of Roberto Clemente from Salem Press

Sports in America

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Web site for the US Embassy to Germany all about sports in America and the role they play in our culture.

World Cup (Unabridged)

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Soccer. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience -- and no other competition electrifies its fans like the World Cup. Now, just in time for the next World Cup competition, comes a book just for kids, jam-packed with information about each and every World Cup ever played.

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Length: 
02:44
World Cup (Unabridged)