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About this book

Football United, Racism Divides
not known [ISBN]

Albert Johanneson: the First Black Superstar


"This 24-page comic book is the result of a joint collaboration between Sheffield-based FURD and the District Six Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. FURD and illustrator Archie Birch, from Cape Town, have joined forces to tell Albert’s inspirational, yet sadly poignant story. The project follows on from the success of a previous collaboration, Arthur Wharton, Victorian Sporting Superstar, between Howard and Birch. It’s 50 years since Albert played for Leeds United against Liverpool, becoming the first black player to play in an FA Cup final." -- from the Yorkshire Post


FURD are asking for a voluntary donation per copy (guide £2) plus £1.50 postage and packing. All donations will go towards the work of the FURD Resources Library.  Interested parties can contact Howard at and include their postal address. Cheques should be made payable to 'Football Unites, Racism Divides'.

The comic book will be available mid-June.  


If you've read or own Albert Johanneson: the First Black Superstar , by Howard Holmes; Archie Birch, and would like to contribute to our listing of this book with a review, please contact us.
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