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  • Published: 1 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780807000823
  • Imprint: Beacon Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

Showdown



A classic NFL/civil rights story—the showdown between the Washington Redskins and the Kennedy White House In Showdown, sports historian Thomas G. Smith captures a striking moment, one that held sweeping implications not only for one team’s racist policy but also for a sharply segregated city and for the nation as a whole. Part sports history, part civil rights story, this compelling and untold narrative serves as a powerful lens onto racism in sport, illustrating how, in microcosm, the fight to desegregate the Redskins was part of a wider struggle against racial injustice in America.

  • Published: 1 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780807000823
  • Imprint: Beacon Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

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