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Curt Flood and the Demise of the Activist-Athlete

Curt Flood and the Demise of the Activist-Athlete

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Curt Flood and the Demise of the Activist-Athlete
Source:
Curt Flood in the Media
Author(s):
Abraham Iqbal Khan
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031380.003.0001

This chapter begins with a discussion of the demise of the black activist-athlete. It then sets out the book’s purpose, which is to a conduct historical investigation of the public discourse and political culture surrounding Curt Flood, a black professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals throughout the 1960s. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   baseball players, African American athletes, blacks, activists

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