The First Black Footballer: Arthur Wharton 1865-1930: An Absence of Memory

1st Edition

Phil Vasili

Routledge
Published September 30, 1997
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780714644592 - CAT# RU32531
Series: Sport in the Global Society

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Summary

Arthur Wharton was the world's first black professional footballer, and the first African to play professional cricket in Yorkshire and Lancashire leagues. Those promoting Empire as an expression of white supremacy found him a supreme irritation, and he eventually died in poverty.

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