Showdown: JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins

  • Title: Showdown: JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins
  • Author: Thomas G. Smith
  • ISBN: 9780807000748
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. As a die hard Washington Redskins fan, this was an interesting read for me It covered the history of the franchise which I found fascinating and this book raised some conflicting questions regarding the integration of black players in the 60s On the one hand, many people firmly opposed the integration on the basis of not wanting big government to have a say in how private businesses are run, and I sympathize with that argument There was, however, no denying that George Marshall Preston s racist [...]

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    2. Often insightful, but overall dry, this look into the integration of the NFL s Washington Redskins left me wanting Smith s descriptions of the history of the team and its bigoted owner George Preston Marshall are comprehensive However, when the book reaches the point where the team is integrated, the author relies on secondary documents to tell the story In so doing, much of the emotion of the event is lost This is a shame because the book does a wonderful job of juxtaposing the racial discord [...]

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    3. A quick and enlightening read about how the Redskins integrated Lost in recent discussions of the team s obviously racist name is the fact that this was the last major pro sports franchise to integrate and the team only did so under intense pressure from the Kennedy Administration that included threatening to pull the team s lease on the federally operated stadium on the grounds of violating fair employment law Smith does a good job telling the story of this local drama within the context of lar [...]

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    4. I wanted to go with 3 and a half stars, but 4 is too high It should have been Stewart Udall in the subtitle, not JFK overall, it was a good historical perspective of the integration of the NFL, but it s not a strong enough story for a higher rating, in my humble opinion Still, it is worth reading.

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    5. I am not a Redskins fan Go Packers , but I thoroughly enjoyed this book It combines history of the NFL and the civil rights struggle in an interesting and informative read I really learned a lot in this book.

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    6. Great and quick read on an interesting subject Author stumbled over some football facts, P.34 notes Big 10 is now Big XII amongst others but captures the era and events nicely Recommend highly, it will be an uncomfortable read for Skins fans Not a proud chapter in thier history.

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    7. Redskin fans should get extras points towards sainthood.

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