Rapid Ray: The Story Ray Lewis

Rapid Ray The Story Ray Lewis Rapid Ray Lewis was arguably the fastest man of his generation He won medals in the Olympics and the British Empire Games and countless races in North America Remarkable achievements for an

  • Title: Rapid Ray: The Story Ray Lewis
  • Author: JohnCooper
  • ISBN: 9780887766121
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rapid Ray Lewis was arguably the fastest man of his generation He won medals in the 1932 Olympics and the 1934 British Empire Games, and countless races in North America Remarkable achievements for any man but all the remarkable because Lewis had to race poverty and prejudice The geat grandson of slaves, he worked as a porter on the railway, and trained by runninRapid Ray Lewis was arguably the fastest man of his generation He won medals in the 1932 Olympics and the 1934 British Empire Games, and countless races in North America Remarkable achievements for any man but all the remarkable because Lewis had to race poverty and prejudice The geat grandson of slaves, he worked as a porter on the railway, and trained by running alongside the tracks when the train was stopped on the prairies.Rapid Ray is far than a sports autobiography it is as much a history of one man s battle for equality as it is a history of Olympic level track Throughout his long life he is now in his nineties Ray Lewis has fought discrimination not only in sports, but in every walk of life.

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    1. Ray Lewis was the first Canadian-born black athlete to receive an Olympic medal in track and field. Facing the difficulties of making a living and the latent racism of Canada in the 1920s to the 1950s, Ray won the Canadian National Championship for 440 yards in 1929, an Olympic bronze in 1932, and a silver medal at the 1934 British Empire games as a relay runner while working as a porter for the CPR. This is story from his earliest years to being made a member of the Order of Canada in 2001 told [...]

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