By William Humber,Spider Jones
Over the years, Canadians have smugly asserted their country’s extra tolerant tradition in race relatives. but as this tale of African-Canadian participation in activities demonstrates, the list is much extra troubling. in truth, Canada’s list in issues of race was once a nerve-racking mixture of occasional reliable intentions and unsightly practices. The learn of the Black athletic adventure in Canada is not just a revealing portrait into our earlier, but additionally another demonstration of a few time-honoured truths approximately human fulfillment and the need of the general public will to supply open and reasonable boards for equivalent entry to participation.
provided in a chronological series, person activities are awarded in addition to the prime athletes who introduced grace and a decision to accomplish. integrated are George Dixon, Sam Langford, Reuben Mayes, Ray Lewis, Sam Richardson, Dr. Phil Edwards, Jackie Robinson, Harry Jerome, Earl partitions, Donovan Bailey, Sylvia Sweeney, Molly Killingbeck, Herb Carnegie, Jamaal Magliore, Perdita Felicien and Jarome Iginla, to call yet a number of the superb athletes who shape part of Canada’s activities background.
"As Canada’s premiere baseball historian, Bill Humber has chronicled one other attention-grabbing bankruptcy from Canada’s wealthy activities heritage. this can be a great learn – wonderful, academic and expertly researched. As my friend Don Cherry could say: ’Two thumbs up, Bill.’"
– Brian McFarlane, activities relations Ltd.
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A Sporting Chance: Achievements of African-Canadian Athletes by William Humber,Spider Jones