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  • Slide 1
  • African American Quest for Equality in Sports
  • Slide 2
  • Central Figures Prior to WWII Jesse Owens and Joe Louis dominated their respected sports. Jesse Owens competed in __________ & __________. Joe Louis competed in _______________. Prior to WWII Jesse Owens and Joe Louis dominated their respected sports. Jesse Owens competed in __________ & __________. Joe Louis competed in _______________.
  • Slide 3
  • Battling Racism Jesse Owens won 4 medals at the Olympics in Nazi Berlin, Germany during 1936. Joe Louis defeated a German boxer, Max Schmeling, in 1938. They fought racism by proving themselves as athletes. Jesse Owens won 4 medals at the Olympics in Nazi Berlin, Germany during 1936. Joe Louis defeated a German boxer, Max Schmeling, in 1938. They fought racism by proving themselves as athletes.
  • Slide 4
  • Jackie Robinson Was the first African American to play Major League Baseball since the 1880s, Bud Fowler played during the 19th century. Jackie lettered in 4 sports while at ____________. Jackie Robinson served in the military during WWII. He broke the color barrier for the MLB during the 1947 season. Was the first African American to play Major League Baseball since the 1880s, Bud Fowler played during the 19th century. Jackie lettered in 4 sports while at ____________. Jackie Robinson served in the military during WWII. He broke the color barrier for the MLB during the 1947 season.
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  • Basketball, Tennis & Track Chuck Cooper and Sweetwater Clifton began to play in the NBA during the 1950 season. Althea Gibson competed in a championship tennis match during 1950. Wilma Rudolph and Wyomia Tyus competed in track during the 1960s. Chuck Cooper and Sweetwater Clifton began to play in the NBA during the 1950 season. Althea Gibson competed in a championship tennis match during 1950. Wilma Rudolph and Wyomia Tyus competed in track during the 1960s.
  • Slide 7
  • Last to Integrate MLB- Boston Red Sox in 1959. NFL- Washington Redskins in 1962. Integration in the NBL and BAA led to the formation of the NBA. MLB- Boston Red Sox in 1959. NFL- Washington Redskins in 1962. Integration in the NBL and BAA led to the formation of the NBA.
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  • Texas Western Basketball Was the first all black lineup to win the NCAA Basketball Championship in 1966. Texas Western defeated ________________ to win the title. Don Haskins was the coach for Texas Western, while Adolph Rupp was the head coach for UK. Was the first all black lineup to win the NCAA Basketball Championship in 1966. Texas Western defeated ________________ to win the title. Don Haskins was the coach for Texas Western, while Adolph Rupp was the head coach for UK.
  • Slide 9
  • Brown vs. the Board of Education The important 1954 court case was instrumental in the integration of African Americans into college and high school athletics. The court case focused on events from Topeka, _____________. The important 1954 court case was instrumental in the integration of African Americans into college and high school athletics. The court case focused on events from Topeka, _____________.
  • Slide 10
  • Muhammad Ali His given name was Cassius Clay. Recognized as one of the greatest boxers of all-time. Instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Changed his name to Muhammad Ali after joining the Nation of Islam. His given name was Cassius Clay. Recognized as one of the greatest boxers of all-time. Instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Changed his name to Muhammad Ali after joining the Nation of Islam.
  • Slide 11
  • Muhammad Ali He refused to join the military after being drafted in 1967 to fight in the Vietnam War. He claimed he was a practicing minister of Islam and that it was against his religious duties. His boxing title was taken away and he was suspended from boxing for over 3 years. He returned to the ring in 1970 and dominated the sport once again. He refused to join the military after being drafted in 1967 to fight in the Vietnam War. He claimed he was a practicing minister of Islam and that it was against his religious duties. His boxing title was taken away and he was suspended from boxing for over 3 years. He returned to the ring in 1970 and dominated the sport once again.
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  • 1968 Mexico Olympic Games Tommie Smith and John Carlos displayed a non-violent protest regarding the Civil Rights movement. After competing in the 200 meter dash the two men closed their eyes, bowed their heads and raised a fist in the air. The two men claimed their protest represented black power and black unity. Tommie Smith and John Carlos displayed a non-violent protest regarding the Civil Rights movement. After competing in the 200 meter dash the two men closed their eyes, bowed their heads and raised a fist in the air. The two men claimed their protest represented black power and black unity.

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