Presentation on theme: " Nelson George African American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker. Nominated twice for the National Book Critics."— Presentation transcript:
Nelson George African American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker. Nominated twice for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Nelson once went to Chicago for an NBA game. He hoped his beloved New York Knicks could beat the Chicago Bulls.
What a joke!
Jordan scored 54 points that night. And of course the Bulls won. This game became Nelson’s Jordan moment. You might have your own. But both make Jordan an African American hero-with equal emphasis placed on the African and American.
His accomplishment came in the era when unqualified Black male heroism is rare and precious. Jordan has universal respect from women and men, Black and White.
Born in 1963 An NBA player of the Bulls and Wizards from 1984 to 2003.
5-time NBA MVP 2-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion 10-time NBA Scoring Titles ( 得分王 )
NBA website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26K6HU6Cz_E
The athlete star: Jordan has the best skill, awareness and athletics, and he always could be a hero in any key moment. Because he always created miracles, we call him “the god of basketball”. The role model: He believes that competition is his energy of progress and the reason for success. He is a winner, and he is a rule in basketball.
The commodity: He helped NBA get more worldwide fans and helped NIKE become the best brand in sport. NIKE creates a unique series of basketball shoes for Jordan, “Air Jordan”. The personification of Black masculinity: Because Jordan won the fame, the position and much money, Black could proof that they have ability to live in American and succeed in sport. Jordan is the pride of Black.
1.Black slaves’ situation did not protectect by laws in 16 th and 17 th. 2.Racism is the belief that race is a primary determinant of human traits.
1.Issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. 2. The Proclamation provided the legal framework for the emancipation of nearly all four million slaves. 3. Uncle Tom's cabin
So the black people acquired equal treatment from now on?
1.Ku Klux Klan, often abbreviated KKK and informally known as The Klan, is the name of three distinct past and present right-wing US organizations. 2. To Kill a Mockingbird(written by Nelle Harper Lee)
It is a sin to kill the mockingbird
Hip Hop - rise from New York slum area R & B (Rhythm and Blues) - black sleeves express their depression
Slang - a taboo term in ordinary discourse with people of a higher social status or greater responsibility. ex. fxxking The black dress
Superior basketball skill - to overcome his shortcoming, he practice hard. Humble - although he had play basketball very well he still practice with an open mind.
Leadership – his ability to make chance for his teammate Charisma as a god – Michael Jordon’ fame
On Athlete On Economic On African
He reverses the image of black in world. Jordan V.S. Subculture of the black
Jordan's return has increased the value of the Wizards by between $30 million and $40 million. MCI Center expect to see a surge in patronage. Business expert placed Jordan's overall economic impact on the NBA and affiliated businesses at $50 million just since his announced return. "Superman's coattails are long. He is an economic boomlet for the east side.”- Lynch
Products he endorses Nike Coca-Cola Chevrolet Gatorade McDonald’s Ball Park Franks Rayovac Wheaties Hanes MCI
Five championship rings, five MVP trophies, ten scoring titles “He’s a talented athlete I have ever seen.” -David Bing “His passion on basketball is amazing. He also kept his standard in every game whether it’s a big or small one.” - Billy Cunningham "There was a line between black athletes and entertainers and corporate America; Jordan has erased that line.”- National Public Radio He is able to give African-American athletes opportunities.
Jordan has made significant achievement in many field Economic Black masculinity Basketball court Jordan has attracted people all over the world
What makes Jordan awesome is Humility Serious attitude The family man