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William Rhoden

Sports Journalist, Former New York Times Columnist, Author of "Forty Million Dollar Slaves"

Sports Journalist, Former New York Times Columnist, Author of "Forty Million Dollar Slaves"

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William Rhoden Biography

William Rhoden is an American sports journalist and author, who formerly worked as a columnist for the New York Times from 1983 until his retirement in 2016.

He attended Morgan State University from 1968 to 1973, and played on the 1968 Morgan State Bears football team. After graduating from college, he worked for the Afro-American Times, the Baltimore Sun, and eventually Ebony where he became a columnist for magazine from 1974 to 1978. In 1983, Rhoden joined the New York Times staff as a sports columnist.

In 2006, he published his first book, "the Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete", an original and perceptive analysis of the racist history and current reality of professional sports in the United States.

William Rhoden Videos

  • The Undefeated: A Conversation with William C. Rhoden - YouTube
    The Undefeated: A Conversation with William C. Rhoden. ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Loading... Unsubscribe from ASU Walter ...
  • ESPN's William Rhoden On NFL Protest: "This Is About Young ...
    Why are NFL players kneeling during the national anthem? ESPN's William Rhoden opens with an emotional defense of these protests.

William Rhoden Books

  • Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, And Redemption Of The Black Athlete
    Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, And Redemption Of The Black Athlete

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