From Jack Johnson to LeBron James Sports, Media, and the Color Line / edited by Chris Lamb.

Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016.
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2016
1 online resource (632 pages)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies.
Racism in mass media -- United States.
Racism in sports -- United States.
Discrimination in sports -- United States.
African American athletes.
Sports -- Social aspects -- United States.
Mass media and sports -- United States.
Electronic books.
"A collection of essays about the intersection of sports, race, and the media in the 20th century and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
List of Tables; Introduction; 1. Framing White Hopes: The Press, Social Drama, and the Era of Jack Johnson, 1908- 1915; 2. Jesse Owens, a Black Pearl amidst an Ocean of Fury: A Case Study of Press Coverage of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games; 3. Multifarious Hero: Joe Louis, American Society, and Race Relations during World Crisis, 1935- 1945; 4. Outside the Pale: The Exclusion of Blacks from the National Football League, 1934- 1946; 5. Democracy on the Field: The Black Press Takes On White Baseball
6. A Nod from Destiny: How Sportswriters for White and African American Newspapers Covered Kenny Washington's Entry into the National Football League7. Jackie Robinson and the American Mind: Journalistic Perceptions of the Reintegration of Baseball; 8. " This Is It!" The Public Relations Campaign Waged by Wendell Smith and Jackie Robinson to Cast Robinson's First Season as an Unqualified Success; 9. Integrating New Year's Day: The Racial Politics of College Bowl Games in the American South
10. Main Bout, Inc., Black Economic Power, and Professional Boxing: The Canceled Muhammad Ali- Ernie Terrell Fight11. A "Race" for Equality: Print Media Coverage of the 1968 Olympic Protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos; 12. Sports Illustrated's African American Athlete Series as Socially Responsible Journalism; 13. Rebellion in the Kingdom of Swat: Sportswriters, African American Athletes, and Coverage of Curt Flood's Lawsuit against Major League Baseball; 14. Chasing Babe Ruth: An Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Hank Aaron's Pursuit of the Career Home Run Record
15. Arthur Ashe: An Analysis of Newspaper Journalists' Coverage of USA Today's Outing16. Michael Jordan's Family Values: Marketing, Meaning, and Post- Reagan America; 17. Rush Limbaugh, Donovan McNabb, and "a Little Social Concern": Reflections on the Problems of Whiteness in Contemporary American Sport; 18. I'm the King of the World: Barry Bonds and the Race for the Record; 19. Redemption on the Field: Framing, Narrative, and Race in Media Coverage of Michael Vick; 20. Weighing In on the Coaching Decision: Discussing Sports and Race Online; 21. The LeBron James Decision in the Age of Obama
Source AcknowledgmentsContributors; Index
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Lamb, Chris, 1958-
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