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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

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From Muhammad Ali to the Williams sisters, the symbolic politics of black athletes have galvanized the black revolt for social justice. In this edition of our Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series, Johnny Smith examines the complicated blood brotherhood between Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Malcolm X, while Jennifer Lansbury explores the criminally neglected history of black women champions including Alice Coachman, Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudolph, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Most black athletes emerged from urban poverty to fight injustice. This conversation considers their stories.

The Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College).

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Books for the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies Series are available for purchase in the Schomburg Shop! Visit us and read up in advance!


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