Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

ISBN-13: 9781469652443
ISBN-10: 1469652447
Edition: Illustrated
Author: White, Derrick E.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469652443
ISBN-10: 1469652447
Edition: Illustrated
Author: White, Derrick E.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors White, Derrick E. wrote Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469652447 and 9781469652443. Since then Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 6.63 or rent at the marketplace.

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Black college football began during the nadir of African American life after the Civil War. The first game occurred in 1892, a little less than four years before the Supreme Court ruled segregation legal in Plessy v. Ferguson. In spite of Jim Crow segregation, Black colleges produced some of the best football programs in the country. They mentored young men who became teachers, preachers, lawyers, and doctors--not to mention many other professions--and transformed Black communities. But when higher education was integrated, the programs faced existential challenges as predominately white institutions steadily set about recruiting their student athletes and hiring their coaches. Blood, Sweat, and Tears explores the legacy of Black college football, with Florida A&M's Jake Gaither as its central character, one of the most successful coaches in its history. A paradoxical figure, Gaither led one of the most respected Black college football programs, yet many questioned his loyalties during the height of the civil rights movement.

Among the first broad-based histories of Black college athletics, Derrick E. White's sweeping story complicates the heroic narrative of integration and grapples with the complexities and contradictions of one of the most important sources of Black pride in the twentieth century.

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