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By William Humber,Spider Jones

ISBN-10: 1896219993

ISBN-13: 9781896219998

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 way extra troubling. in fact, Canada’s list in issues of race was once a tense mixture of occasional reliable intentions and unpleasant practices. The examine of the Black athletic adventure in Canada is not just a revealing portrait into our previous, 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.

offered in a chronological series, person activities are provided besides the prime athletes who introduced grace and a choice to accomplish. incorporated 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 the various advantageous athletes who shape part of Canada’s activities background.

"As Canada’s premiere baseball historian, Bill Humber has chronicled one other interesting bankruptcy from Canada’s wealthy activities background. this is often an outstanding learn – interesting, academic and expertly researched. As my good friend Don Cherry could say: ’Two thumbs up, Bill.’"

– Brian McFarlane, activities kinfolk Ltd.

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