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Wilma Rudolph

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A biography of the woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.

Re Presenting Wilma Rudolph

Author : Rita Liberti
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Wilma Rudolph was born black in Jim Crow Tennessee. The twentieth of 22 children, she spent most of her childhood in bed suffering from whooping cough, scarlet fever, and pneumonia. She lost the use of her left leg due to polio and wore leg braces. With dedication and hard work, she became a gifted runner, earning a track and field scholarship to Tennessee State. In 1960, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Her underdog story made her into a media darling, and she was the subject of countless articles, a television movie, children’s books, biographies, and she even featured on a U.S. postage stamp. In this work, Smith and Liberti consider not only Rudolph’s achievements, but also the ways in which those achievements are interpreted and presented as historical fact. Theories of gender, race, class, and disability collide in the story of Wilma Rudolph, and Smith and Liberti examine this collision in an effort to more fully understand how history is shaped by the cultural concerns of the present. In doing so, the authors engage with the metanarratives which define the American experience and encourage more complex and nuanced interrogations of contemporary heroic legacy.

Wilma Rudolph

Author : Amy Ruth
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A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.

Wilma Rudolph

Author : Maureen M. Smith
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Profiles Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio to become an Olympic medal-winning runner.

Representing

Author : S. Craig Watkins
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Representing examines developments in black cinema. It looks at the distinct contradiction in American society, black youths have become targets of a racial backlash but their popular cultures have become commercially viable.

Representing Children s Book Characters

Author : Mary E. Wilson
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Suggestions for how to bring books to life by reading aloud, using pantomime, dramatizations and art work.

AAU News

Author : Amateur Athletic Union of the United States
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Tennessee Women

Author : Sarah Wilkerson Freeman
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Including suffragists, civil rights activists, and movers and shakers in politics and in the music industries of Nashville and Memphis, as well as many other notables, this collective portrait of Tennessee women offers new perspectives and insights into their dreams, their struggles, and their times. As rich, diverse, and wide-ranging as the topography of the state, this book will interest scholars, general readers, and students of southern history, women's history, and Tennessee history. Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times shifts the historical lens from the more traditional view of men's roles to place women and their experiences at center stage in the historical drama. The eighteen biographical essays, written by leading historians of women, illuminate the lives of familiar figures like reformer Frances Wright, blueswoman Alberta Hunter, and the Grand Ole Opry's Minnie Pearl (Sarah Colley Cannon) and less-well-known characters like the Cherokee Beloved Woman Nan-ye-hi (Nancy Ward), antebellum free black woman Milly Swan Price, and environmentalist Doris Bradshaw. Told against the backdrop of their times, these are the life stories of women who shaped Tennessee's history from the eighteenth-century challenges of western expansion through the nineteenth- and twentieth-century struggles against racial and gender oppression to the twenty-first-century battles with community degradation. Taken as a whole, this collection of women's stories illuminates previously unrevealed historical dimensions that give readers a greater understanding of Tennessee's place within environmental and human rights movements and its role as a generator of phenomenal cultural life.

Articles on Cancer Deaths in Tennessee Including Chet Atkins Wilma Rudolph Carl Perkins John Hartford Jim Varney Ida Cox Sheb Wooley Tug McGr

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Cancer deaths in Tennessee.

Creative Imagination That Works While Talkin to Your Teenager

Author : Wilma Collins Jackson
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What is the consequence from our past? Our path and choiceswe made in our life will affect our children. We must expect for either a come back or combat from our today´s youth. In order to be be an expert you have to learn how to handle a lot of people and conquer a lot of attitudes. How are you preparing yourself for the future? Through trail-and-error, research, and proof the author builds herself to be a well qualified specialist and professional mediator in this book. You will find a lot of inspired pieces that shows her love and respect for children. Simply check the table of contents for the subject that interest you. You're bound to find something to share with a family member or friend.

A Spectacular Leap

Author : Jennifer H. Lansbury
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When high jumper Alice Coachman won the high jump title at the 1941 national championships with "a spectacular leap," African American women had been participating in competitive sport for close to twenty-five years. Yet it would be another twenty years before they would experience something akin to the national fame and recognition that African American men had known since the 1930s, the days of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens. From the 1920s, when black women athletes were confined to competing within the black community, through the heady days of the late twentieth century when they ruled the world of women's track and field, African American women found sport opened the door to a better life. However, they also discovered that success meant challenging perceptions that many Americans--both black and white--held of them. Through the stories of six athletes--Coachman, Ora Washington, Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudloph, Wyomia Tyus, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee--Jennifer H. Lansbury deftly follows the emergence of black women athletes from the African American community; their confrontations with contemporary attitudes of race, class, and gender; and their encounters with the civil rights movement. Uncovering the various strategies the athletes use to beat back stereotypes, Lansbury explores the fullness of African American women's relationship with sport in the twentieth century.

The Glory the Games

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Inspiring stories from the greatest moments in sports history.The Glory and the Games captures the unique spirit of the Olympic Games through the inspiring stories of 40 of the most heroic Olympic athletes.The stories in this commemorative, photojournalistic collection are divided into three sections: Overcoming Adversity: There's Walter Davis from the U.S., taking the gold medal in the high jump in 1952 after having polio as a child, and Karoly Takacs of Hungary losing his shooting hand to a grenade and coming back to win gold in rapid fire pistol in 1948 and 1956 after learning to shoot with his left hand.The Great Comebacks: These include Dan O'Brien of the U.S., capturing gold at the 1996 Atlanta games after failing to qualify for Barcelona in 1992, and Spiridon Louis, from Greece, who came back from behind in 1896 to win the marathon for the Olympics' home country in the first modern Olympiad.And, of course, there are the Stars: Jim Thorpe, Paavo Nurmi, Olga Korbut, Kip Keino, Jesse Owens, Bonnie Blair, and more.All 40 stories in The Glory and the Games are lavishly accompanied by photos, and each reflects the courage, determination, and excellence that are the Olympic Games.40 in-depth stories and stirring profiles of Olympic champions.

Chicago USA Host to the Third Pan American Games

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This is Indianapolis

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The New Plantation

Author : B. Hawkins
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The New Plantation examines the controversial relationship between predominantly White NCAA Division I Institutions (PWI s) and black athletes, utilizing an internal colonial model. It provides a much-needed in-depth analysis to fully comprehend the magnitude of the forces at work that impact black athletes experiences at PWI s. Hawkins provides a conceptual framework for understanding the structural arrangements of PWI s and how they present challenges to Black athletes academic success; yet, challenges some have overcome and gone on to successful careers, while many have succumbed to these prevailing structural arrangements and have not benefited accordingly. The work is a call for academic reform, collective accountability from the communities that bear the burden of nurturing this athletic talent and the institutions that benefit from it, and collective consciousness to the Black male athletes that make of the largest percentage of athletes who generate the most revenue for the NCAA and its member institutions. Its hope is to promote a balanced exchange in the athletic services rendered and the educational services received.

Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare

Author : Leigh Raiford
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In Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare, Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years, activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. Offering readings of the use of photography in the anti-lynching movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement, Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare focuses on key transformations in technology, society, and politics to understand the evolution of photography's deployment in capturing white oppression, black resistance, and African American life.

Wilma

Author : Wilma Rudolph
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Dawn Magazine

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The Unapologetic Athlete

Author : Julia Kathleen Kehew
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Participation in international sporting events has social and cultural meanings beyond the athletic performances produced. Throughout the twentieth century, marginalized groups such as African Americans, women, and people with disabilities have used athletic participation as a way to shape their public images and show positive representations in hopes of changing public perceptions. For these groups, athletic participation has drawn on an assimilationist model that seemed to suggest that marginalized individuals could succeed if only they tried hard enough. In the early 1980s, organizers created the Gay Games, which rejected the assimilationist model adopted by earlier groups to present a visible alternative to mainstream stereotypes about gay men and lesbians. Gay Games organizers hoped to provide an event that would unite the gay and lesbian population, while educating mainstream viewers by providing positive representations to counter prevailing negative imagery. While the first Gay Games succeeded in this goal, the AIDS epidemic prompted a wave of negative representations, particularly of gay men, that were difficult to overcome. Instead, Gay Games organizers offered representations of gay men and women engaged in healthy, wholesome athletic activity as a way of countering images of a disease-riddled population. The response by the gay and lesbian population to the AIDS epidemic also affected mainstream responses, since the creation of an AIDS industry arising from grass roots AIDS Service Organizations ultimately drew lucrative government grants for healthcare and research, attracting the attention of corporate advertisers who recognized the gay and lesbian population as a potential niche market. Corporate advertisements in gay and lesbian publications and corporate sponsorship of the Gay Games led Gay Games organizers to adopt the same assimilationist model that other marginalized groups had utilized. Increasingly, their message indicated that gay men and lesbians could succeed if only they tried hard enough, a narrative that ignored institutional inequities. This study of the Gay Games in comparative perspective to other marginalized groups and their participation in international sporting events is important because it traces the way that a radical social movement became increasingly normalized in mainstream representations once the group in question demonstrated their viability as consumer market. This suggests that the economics of consumption, rather than equality and fairness, are the driving forces behind this normalization process.

Women in Athletics

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