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Olympic pride, American prejudice : the untold story of 18 African Americans who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics / Deborah Riley Draper and Travis Thrasher.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.

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Abington Community Library 796.4808 DRAPER (Text) 50687011693234 Stacks Available -
Albright Memorial Library 796.4808 DRAPER (Text) 50686015600286 Stacks In Process -

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  • ISBN: 9781501162152
  • ISBN: 1501162152
  • Physical Description: x, 388 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020.

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The girls are fast -- A single inch, a cross on fire -- Discipline and heart -- Determination -- Dashing to the tape -- The underestimated -- Qualified and confident -- Together yet alone -- Defeat -- Do the little things well -- Looking ahead -- The world's fastest man -- The Nazis take control -- Anyone is beatable -- The boycott debate -- Baptism by fire -- Trial and error -- The Olympic "black gang" -- An almost color-blind ocean -- The Olympic spirit and Olympic peace -- Ready, willing, and able for war -- The snub -- The stop -- The sneakers -- The footnote -- The junior -- The Black Panther -- The golden concession -- The team -- Two ladies -- The verdict.
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"Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South." -- Publisher annotation.
Subject: Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980.
Metcalfe, Ralph H.
Woodruff, John, 1915-2007.
Williams, Archie, 1915-1993.
Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany)
African American athletes > Social conditions > 20th century.
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