Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


The leaders of men in all periods of history, in practically every field of endeavor, have been those who possess strong and active bodies., as well as fertile and imaginative minds. Biblical leaders, such as Moses, David, and Paul, were men of strength as well as character. In Ancient and Medieval History, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hannibal, Mark Anthony, Alexander the Great, Richard the Lionhearted, and William the Conqueror stood out among men because of their fitness and courage, as well as for their intellect. 1

Modern history also is replete with such men: Many of our United States presidents, were men of the same caliber. George Washington defeated Nathan Hale in broad jumping with a leap over twenty-three feet. Abraham Lincoln, revered as one of our greatest presidents and humanitarians, during his campaign for the presidency; one of many anecdotes describing his unusual strength. 2

Committee Chair/Advisor

Leon English

Committee Member

Samuel Lindsay

Committee Member

Samuel Lindsay


Prairie View Agricultural And Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

J.B . Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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