Dexter Blackman

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Dexter L. Blackman, Ph.D. is the author of the forthcoming book We Are Standing Up For Humanity: Black Power, The Myth of the Black Athlete, and the 1968 Olympic Project for Human Rights and an Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Morgan State University. He has also held research fellowships at W. E. B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, UCLA’s Ralph Bunche Center and the University of Chicago’s Black Metropolitan Research Center.

Content by Dexter Blackman

The Black Fists Protest

How Black Olympians turned a 1968 Olympics Cold War triumph into a momentous Black protest symbol