Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand
African-American Athletes and the Fight for Social Justice
by Bob Schron, foreword by New England Patriots captain Devin McCourty
“The history of black athletes using their prominence to take principled stands is long and admirable. In Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand, Bob Schron provides a thoughtful and comprehensive look at that history.”–Bob Costas, Emmy-award-winning broadcaster
“Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand is not just a book. It’s a history lesson documenting the courageous path athletes from yesteryear to today have traveled in the name of social justice and racial equality.”–Kyle Draper, NBC Sports
“At a time when African Americans in sports have been leaders in the quest for a more just and equitable nation, Bob Schron has written a fluent and knowledgeable history of their political activism over nearly a century. This book is a valuable addition to the smart sports fan’s bookshelf.”–Samuel G. Freedman, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Author of Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights.
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