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Attucks!

Phillip M. Hoose

Attucks!

Oscar Robertson and the basketball team that awakened a city

by Phillip M. Hoose

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Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crispus Attucks Tigers (Basketball team),
  • Basketball players,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    The true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated 1950s Indiana.

    Edition Notes

    StatementPhillip M. Hoose
    The Physical Object
    Pagination212 p.
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26975838M
    ISBN 100374306125
    ISBN 109780374306120

    In his seminal book, Why We Can’t Wait, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote about the inspired life of Crispus Attucks, saying, “He is one of the most important figures in African-American history, not for what he did for his own race but for what he did for all oppressed people everywhere. He is a reminder that the African-American heritage is not only African but.   Hoose chronicles the 25 years between the opening of all-black Crispus Attucks High School in and its first opportunity to play in the finals of the state tournament, laying bare the ugly forces the players had to overcome: the Ku Klux Klan, the poverty that made owning a basketball a pipe dream for most black kids, inadequate school 5/5(1).

    spoken by Crispus Attucks shortly before his death. Killed in the infamous Boston Massacre in , Attucks is believed by many to be the first casualty in the fight for American independence. Crispus Attucks was born in Massachusetts, the son of an African father and an American Indian mother. Because of his heritage, Attucks was born a slave. Attucks High School is a former school in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, built in It was Hopkinsville's first public school for black students and was converted to an integrated middle school in , the Attucks Middle School or simply Attucks School, before being shut down in It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in It is at 1st Street.

    Crispus Attucks, a former slave, was living in Boston on March 5, Hearing of a fight between some citizens of Boston and British soldiers, Crispus boldly took the lead at the front of the crowd and struck one of the British soldiers. The soldier fired and hit Attucks with two musket balls. Four other men were killed, and six others were wounded.   Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City was recently picked to represent Indiana at the Library of Congress National Book .


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An excellent sports history book that demands a place on all Indiana library shelves. This nonfiction book tells the true story of Crispus Attucks High School, an African American high school in Indianapolis that rose to glory in the s as their powerhouse basketball team began winning state championships/5(80).

Attucks. doesn't pretend that we've outlived the racism of the American past, all the while showing readers how being grounded in one's self-worth and committed to Attucks!

book pursuit of excellence can have a lasting impact on a community. A powerful, awe-inspiring basketball-driven history.” ― Kirkus Reviews, starred review/5(16). Attucks. doesn't pretend that we've outlived the racism of the American past, all the while showing readers how being grounded in one's self-worth and committed to the pursuit of excellence can have a lasting impact on a community.

A powerful, awe-inspiring basketball-driven history.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewAuthor: Phillip Hoose. This book is about Crispus Attucks, a runaway slave whom is killed in the Boston Massacre.

This book describes a new part of his life every chapter. There were so many things in which there was suspense throughout his escape.

One thing I learned about him was that he was brave and took a job on a whaling ship on his escape/5. Crispus Attucks' father was likely a slave and his mother a Natick Indian.

All that is definitely known about Attucks is that he was the first to fall during the Boston Massacre on March 5, Died:   Attucks. doesn’t pretend that we’ve outlived the racism of the American past, all the while showing readers how being grounded in one’s self-worth and committed to the pursuit of excellence can have a lasting impact on a community.

A powerful, awe-inspiring basketball-driven history. (biographies, sources, notes, index) (Nonfiction. )Author: Phillip Hoose. According to Eric Hinderaker’s book Boston’s Massacre, Attucks became a symbol in the s for African American activists in the abolitionist movement, who promoted him as.

Crispus Attucks was Indianapolis' first segregated high school built for African-Americans in It was named after Crispus Attucks, a black man who was the first American to die in the Boston Massacre ina precursor to the American Revolutionary War.

Most thorough study of what is known about the life of Crispus Attucks. First extended analysis of the role of Attucks in American history and memory. Figure has been referenced constantly in popular culture throughout the centuries, inc.

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Attucks’s life prior to the day of his death is still shrouded in mystery. Although nothing is known definitively about his ancestry, his father is thought to be Prince Yonger, a slave who was brought to America, while his mother is thought to be Nancy Attucks, a Natick the Boston Gazette on Oct. 2,William Brown, a resident of Framingham, Mass., advertised for the recovery.

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Comments (-1) Miss us. Need to get in touch - Click here. The true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated s Indiana, masterfully told by National Book Award winner Phillip Hoose.

By winning the. Historian and author Mitch Kachun talked about his book, [First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory]. Professor Kachun explored how and why Attucks, a.

Publisher's Summary Attucks. is the true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated s Indiana, masterfully told by National Book Award-winner Phil Hoose.

Attucks. Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened A City (Book): Hoose, Phillip M.: "By winning the state high school basketball championship inten black teens from an Indianapolis school meant to be the centerpiece of racially segregated education in Indiana shattered the myth of their inferiority.

Their brilliant coach had fashioned an unbeatable team from a. Attucks Theatre stage curtain, depicting the death of Crispus Attucks. Today, the Attucks stands as a monument to the vision and indomitable spirit of its founders and the community it was created to serve, the only remaining theatre in the United States that was financed, designed and built exclusively by African Americans.

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Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened A City (Book): Hoose, Phillip M.: "By winning the state high school basketball championship inten teens from an Indianapolis school meant to be the centerpiece of racially segregated education in the state shattered the myth of their inferiority.

Crispus Attucks -- a half African, half Native American former enslaved person -- was the first to be shot and killed by British troops during the Boston Massacre on March 5,   The Hardcover of the Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose at Barnes & Noble.

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