Contributor biographical information for The $40 million slaves : the rise, fall, and redemption of the Black athlete / William Rhoden.


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William C. Rhoden has been a sportswriter for the New York Times since 1983, and has written the “Sports of the Times” column for more than a decade. He also serves as a consultant for ESPN’s SportsCentury series, and occasionally appears as a guest on their show The Sports Reporters. In 1996, Rhoden won a Peabody Award for Broadcasting as writer of the HBO documentary Journey of the African-American Athlete. A graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, he lives in New York City’s Harlem with his wife and daughter.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African American athletes -- History.
Sports -- United States -- History.
Discrimination in sports -- United States -- History.
African American athletes -- Social conditions.