Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Horse Racing, Jockeys, African Americans
African Americans; Horse racing; Jockeys; Nineteenth century
The name Isaac Murphy is not exactly a household word in American Sport, and I suspect even among those who follow horse racing the name is not likely to evoke recognition. But on this day before the Kentucky Derby it might be worth recalling the career of Isaac Murphy.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Isaac Murphy: A 19th Century African-American Jockey" (1992). On Sport and Society. 218.