Rapid Ray

Rapid Ray

The Story of Ray Lewis

Book - 2002
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"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 more 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 more 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. xcerpt hapter 1- My Early Years My name is Raymond Gray Lewis. Most people just call me Ray. But there was a time when just about the only name I was known by was Rapid Ray, in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, and across Canada. Why was I called Rapid Ray? Because I could outrun just about any other opponent when I was young. Of course, I was called a lot of other names too, mostly because of my skin color. Being a Canadian of African descent, I grew up du
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Tundra Books ; Plattsburg, N.Y. : Tundra Books of Northern New York, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780887766121
0887766129
Branch Call Number: J 927.9642 LEW COO
Characteristics: viii, 144 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm

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