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Charging the net : a history of Blacks in tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams sisters

Title
Charging the net : a history of Blacks in tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams sisters / Cecil Harris and Larryette Kyle-DeBose ; with a foreword by James Blake and an afterword by Robert Ryland.
Author
Harris, Cecil, 1960-
Publication
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, c2007.
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Kyle-DeBose, Larryette, 1945-
Description
viii, 267 p., [8] p. of plates : ill.; 25 cm.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-255) and index.
Contents
Foreword by James Blake -- Introduction -- "There is no African-American culture in tennis" -- "I'm not going to be who you want me to be" -- "I'm not giving anything else away" -- "He was exactly who we needed at the time" -- "We were the only show in town" -- "You tell me what the similarity is" -- "It was as if God handed these two young girls to me" -- "Tennis is a family sport" -- "You niggers gotta get off the court" -- "Nobody called me names on the court, but nobody rooted for me either" -- "You could play the French Open and never really see Paris" -- "It's nice not to have to be a fly in milk" -- "We need you out here" -- Afterword -- Appendix A : ATA singles champions -- Appendix B : world-ranked black tennis players.
Call Number
Sc E 07-779
ISBN
  • 9781566637145 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 1566637147 (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
2007002747
OCLC
80180967
Author
Harris, Cecil, 1960-
Title
Charging the net : a history of Blacks in tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams sisters / Cecil Harris and Larryette Kyle-DeBose ; with a foreword by James Blake and an afterword by Robert Ryland.
Imprint
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, c2007.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-255) and index.
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Kyle-DeBose, Larryette, 1945-
Research Call Number
Sc E 07-779
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