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Blood, sweat, & tears : Jake Gaither, Florida A & M, and the history of Black college football / Derrick E. White.

White, Derrick E., (author.).

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Middle Georgia Regional Library:
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Special Collection 796.332 WHITE D
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  • ISBN: 9781469652443
  • ISBN: 1469652447
  • Physical Description: 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]

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The color line of scrimmage and sporting congregations -- Florida A & M develops a sporting congregation -- A double-v campaign on the field and off -- The golden age of black college football begins -- Championships and civil rights -- Black gold -- Desegregation, decline, and black power -- Jake Gaither's last season and the end of an era -- Chasing ghosts: HBCU football at the end of the century.
Summary, etc.:
"Blood, sweat, and tears explores the legacy of black college football, taking as its central figure one of the most successful coaches in its history, Jake Gaither. A paradoxical figure, he was leader of the most feared and respected black college football program in the country, and yet many questioned his racial loyalties during the height of the civil rights movement ... a ... story of black college football that complicates the heroic narrative of integration and grapples with the complexities and contradictions of one of the most important sources of pride of black life in the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gaither, Jake, 1903-1994.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University > Football.
Football coaches > United States > Biography.
African American universities and colleges > Sports.
Football > Social aspects > United States.
College sports > United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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