Breaking Racial Barriers

Joe Louis is considered by many to be the first african american to be regarded as a nation hero. In “Champion of the world,” maya Angelou explains the significance that joe louis had on the lives of many americans specifically black americans. he served as a symbol of racial pride during a time when many african americans were taught to believe that they were inferior to white americans

Choose an athelete that has served to break down gender or racial areas in a sport, as well as within a wider cultural context. compare the athlete to joe louis, proving that your athlete has had a similar effect on the country, or even the world. Make sure that your essay proves that like joe louis, the country (or world) would have been a diffrent place without the existence of your athlete