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Twice As Good

Author: Richard Michelson
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1627532021
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To nine-year-old Willie Powell, there was no prettier sight than the smooth grass lawns of Edgewater Golf Cource. He had been so eager to see them that he'd run seven miles to where the course was situated outside of town. But his elation didn't last. When he asked two golfers if they'd teach him the game, one man responded by saying, 'Son, didn't anyone ever tell you that your kind is not welcome here?' In the 1920's there was no place for Willie, or any black person, on a golf cource. It was a game for white people only, at least in America. But his enthusiasm for golf and his belief in what he knew to be right drove Willie Powell to change that, and to change minds.

A To Zoo Subject Access To Children S Picture Books 10th Edition

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440834350
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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

A Course Of Their Own

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803278196
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Bill Spiller was forty-seven when he was forced by desperate finances to caddie at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles. One day Spiller was caddying for a member who became outraged by Spiller?s stories of inequities and suffering during his golfing career. The golfer urged Spiller to write California?s attorney general, who later ordered the Professional Golfers? Association (PGA) to cease its discrimination. In 1961 the ?Caucasian race? clause was deleted from the PGA constitution. This was an historic decision that gave black golfers the chance to compete at the highest level in the sport. ø Golf has long been the domain of white men. During the twentieth century, however, African American pioneers such as Lee Elder, Howard Wheeler, and Charlie Sifford broke down the barriers for black golfers who wanted to play, and win, as equals with white golfers. A Course of Their Own looks at golf from the perspectives of these men, who had courage as well as remarkable skills. It tells the stories of their struggles, their bravery, and their passion for the game and puts their lives and contributions into historical perspective.

Just Let Me Play

Author: Charlie Sifford
Publisher: British Amer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780945167440
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The first black golfer on the PGA tells of the consistent battles he has waged against bigotry in the exclusive world of golf and tells how his courage has opened the sport to a new generation of blacks.

Forbidden Fairways

Author: Calvin H. Sinnette
ISBN: 9781574781229
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The emergence of Tiger Woods on the international golf scene has brought the world's attention to the African-American experience in golf. But before Tiger, names like Ted Rhodes, Bill Spiller, Ann Gregory, and so many others remained in relative obscurity without being given the chance to compete. "Forbidden Fairways" is not just a history of the African Americans who have been playing golf for over two hundred years, but a tribute to them as well. From the unnamed South Carolina enslaved young man who first dared to hit a golf ball when his master wasn't looking? to another young man named Tiger who dared to win the Masters while the whole world watched. It's a sad story in places, uplifting in others. It's about cruelty, but it's also about courage. It's about pettiness, but it's also about perseverance. It's about golf, but it's about life, too. Descriptive and intuitive, "Forbidden Fairways" will let you in on the real story. Included in this edition is a new Introduction by Sinnette, as well as remarks he delivered at the African American Golf History Symposium at the United States Gold Association Museum in Far Hills, New Jersey entitled "What the Public Thinks - Counts: Moss Hyles Kendrix and the Promotion of African American Golf."

Uneven Lies

Author: Pete McDaniel
Publisher: Amer Golfer Incorporated
ISBN: 9781888531374
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A fast-moving heart-warming narrative on the history of African-Americans in golf. Beginning with the 1896 U.S. Open where blacks first played in national competition, to the invention of the golf tee by an African-American dentist in 1899, to the early clubs and facilities open to people of color, to the service roles that served as an introduction to the game. And much, much more.

Francis And Eddie

Author: Brad Herzog
ISBN: 9780984991921
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Tells the story of twenty-year-old amateur golfer Francis Ouimet and how he and his ten-year-old caddie stunned golf fans by beating two of the best players in the world in the 1913 U.S. Open.

Be The Ball

Author: Amber Lee Sellers
Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
ISBN: 9781606790366
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The Magic Dozen's talents are called upon when Zack stumbles across a box containing a note and twelve dirty golf balls. They couldn't have come at a better time. Zack needs friends now more than ever! Soon he finds himself smack dab in the middle of a bet that is being waged in his honor...could he ever win the junior city golf tournament? He doesn't think he can until his new friends show him what determination, hard work, and keeping your eye on the ball can really accomplish. However, for Zack nothing comes easy. He has no idea that he has just jumped on the ride of his lifetime. Things will never be the same. Zack's story has something for all ages...ENJOY!


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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

The Language Of Angels

Author: Richard Michelson
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1580896367
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In 1885, few Jews in Israel used the holy language of their ancestors, and Hebrew was in danger of being lost--until Ben Zion and his father got involved. Through the help of his father and a community of children, Ben modernized the ancient language, creating a lexicon of new, modern words to bring Hebrew back into common usage. Historically influenced dialogue, engaging characters, and colorful art offer a linguistic journey about how language develops and how one person's perseverance can make a real difference. Influenced by illuminated manuscripts, Karla Gudeon's illustrations bring Ben Zion--and the rebirth of Hebrew--to life.