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The Negro Leagues

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0034
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Negro leagues come and go, and three reasons seem to supply the answer: that the leagues are underfinanced, that they lack leadership in the beginning, and that they never achieved the stability or ... More


The National Negro Business League: A History and Analysis

Michael B. Boston

in The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington: Its Development and Implementation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034737
eISBN:
9780813038193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034737.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter states that the National Negro Business League (NNLB) was another forum in which Booker T. Washington espoused his entrepreneurial ideas. His statements during the Negro Farmers' ... More


Rube From Texas

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0039
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the extremely talented Andrew (Rube) Foster who was a pitcher, a field manager, and the founder and stern administrator of the first viable Negro league. He was even deemed as ... More


The Breath of Agitation Is Life

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0019
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the article “The Breath of Agitation Is Life” for the AME Church Review, where Fortune reflected on the work of race organizations and the value of agitation. He believed that ... More


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