Blacks at the Net by Sundiata Djata
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Blacks at the Net
By Sundiata Djata

Blacks at the Net

Black Achievement in the History of Tennis v. 2

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Blacks at the Net by Sundiata Djata

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While much has been written about black triumphs in boxing, baseball, and other sports, little has been said of similar accomplishments in tennis. In this final volume of his ambitious and thorough examination of black achievement in international tennis, Djata comprehensively fills that gap. Exploring the discrimination that kept blacks out of pro tennis for decades, he examines the role that this traditionally white sport played in the black community and provides keen insights into the politics of professional sports and the challenges faced by today's black players.Drawing on original and published interviews, life writings, and newspaper articles, Djata offers an in-depth look at black participation in tennis in Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Caribbean. The author investigates how black African players broke through the color barrier of South African apartheid, using sports to gain international sympathy in the face of oppressive discrimination. Djata's wide-ranging history includes Aboriginal Australians and a chronicle of Yannick Noah's racial identity in the eyes of the French and the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815608981
ISBN-10: 0815608985
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Useful for tennis players, sports historians, readers of black history and/or black sports figures, and all those interested in the sport, this book looks at the rich history of blacks on US tennis courts. The author examines the role that this white sport traditionally played in the black community.

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Author Biography - Sundiata Djata

Sundiata Djata teaches African and African American sports history at Northern Illinois University. He has been published in the Journal of Caribbean Studies, Business and Society Review, Drum, and Sankofa.

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