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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Matchless Six

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Before the First World War the Olympic Games were exclusive competitions, reserved for the most part for the ‘gentleman’ athlete. Women competed in international competitions only in a...

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Speaking to the Spirit of the Games

Maurice J. Hobson.

in The Legend of the Black Mecca

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13869 words.

Chapter Five focuses on the calculated and concerted steps taken by Atlanta’s white business elite and black city government to bid for the Centennial Olympic Games. A diverse cohort of...

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The Olympic Project for Human Rights

Simon Henderson.

in Sidelined

March 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13693 words.

This chapter focuses on the work of Harry Edwards at San José State College and his use of sport to further the cause of civil rights through the Olympic Project for Human Rights. Edwards...

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Urban Logistics and Kinetic Environments

George F. Flaherty.

in Hotel Mexico

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 10847 words.

Mexico’s successful bid to host 1968 Olympics necessitated the management of the country’s holistic and cohesive modern image for the worldwide audiences. Chapter 3 analyses the integration...

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Obreros in the Peach State: The Growth of Georgia's Working-Class Mexican Immigrant Communities from a Transnational Perspective

Michael K. Bess.

in Life and Labor in the New New South

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8913 words.

This chapter studies the development of Mexican working-class communities in Georgia from a transnational perspective. Job opportunities and economic crisis combined with social networks to...

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Beyond Mexico City

Simon Henderson.

in Sidelined

March 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11540 words.

This chapter looks at the Black Athletic Revolt on the campus in the period immediately after the Mexico Olympics. The consequences of the protests by black athletes at those games were...

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The Beholder's Eye

in Whose Fair?

December 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13047 words.

This chapter considers individual and group experience in relation to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Reading through the historical and memory sources available and using the photographic...

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Hotel Mexico

George F. Flaherty.

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 336 pages.

In 1968 a street and media-savvy democratization movement led by students emerged in Mexico City. The 68 Movement was targeted in a state-sponsored massacre at a massive new housing complex...

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Introduction

Maurice J. Hobson.

in The Legend of the Black Mecca

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 4650 words.

On September 18, 1990, the International Olympic Committee selected Atlanta, Georgia, as the host city for the XXVI Centennial Olympiad (1996). A product of the visionary leadership of...

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The Legend of the Black Mecca

Maurice J. Hobson.

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 336 pages.

For more than a century, the city of Atlanta has been associated with black achievement in education, business, politics, media, and music, earning it the nickname “the black Mecca.”...

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Guns in their Golf Bags

Lane Demas.

in Game of Privilege

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 20168 words.

This chapter discusses golf and black militant movements in the late 1960s and 1970s, exploring how American black nationalist leaders and anticolonial movements in the Caribbean and Africa...

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The Sorrow of a City

Maurice J. Hobson.

in The Legend of the Black Mecca

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 14761 words.

Chapter Three focuses on the tumultuous episode where Atlanta’s most vulnerable citizens, primarily poor black children, were being hunted and murdered. To clarify this, chapter three...

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