The African American Woman Golfer: Her Legacy is a book by M. Mikell Johnson that gives a brief historical overview of African American women in golf and examines the sport to uncover all African American women who have been involved in golf over the past 75 years.
The book was published in 2007 and is 199 pages long. It is divided into 12 chapters, each of which focuses on a different aspect of African American women’s involvement in golf.
Johnson begins with a chapter on the history of African American women in golf, which traces the sport back to the early 1800s. It then discusses the various obstacles that African American women have faced in their attempts to play golf, including segregation, discrimination, and lack of access to facilities.
The book includes interviews with African American golfers, as well as historical research and analysis. Johnson argues that African American women have made significant contributions to the sport of golf and that their legacy should be celebrated.
Johnson discusses the various achievements of African American women in golf, including Althea Gibson, the tennis champion turned golf pro who was the first Black woman to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Gibson played 171 events between 1963 and 1977.
The African American Woman Golfer: Her Legacy concludes with a chapter on the future of African American women in golf, which discusses the challenges that the sport still faces and the opportunities that exist for Black female golfers.
Johnson’s book is well-written and praised by critics for its well-researched content. It was also praised for its important contribution to the history of African American women in sports. It provides a comprehensive overview of the history and achievements of African American women in golf. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of golf or the history of African Americans in sports.