The Heritage

Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism

The story of the rise, fall, and fervent return of the athlete-activist

By Howard Bryant Read by Ron Butler Nonfiction / Political Science / Sports English, Unabridged 11h 17m Sell Sheet
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Description
							In The Heritage, journalist Howard Bryant observes the rise, fall, and resurgence of elite black athletes who refuse to "shut up and play." It is a heritage built by the influence of the superstardom of Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and others through the 1960s; undermined by apolitical "transcenders of race," O.J. Simpson, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods in the following decades; and reclaimed today by the likes of LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and Carmelo Anthony. Through research and interviews with some of sports' best-known stars, as well as members of law enforcement and the military, Bryant details the collision of post-9/11, hyper-patriotic American sports, and politically engaged post-Ferguson black athletes.