The Renaissance of the African American Athlete
In honor of Black History Month, the Global Sport Institute presented a special documentary screening and discussion of The Renaissance Period of the African American in Sports, a film that highlights the achievements of nine African-American athletes during and after the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
Distinguished panelists included co-producer Herbert Douglas, the oldest living African-American Olympic medalist (London 1948), Harrison Dillard, the oldest living American gold medalist (London 1948), and film producer Bob Lot. Discussion to be moderated by Dr. Victoria Jackson, Sports Historian and Lecturer of History at Arizona State University.
Check out a recap of the event from our blog: https://medium.com/global-sport-institute/renaissance-of-the-african-american-athlete-991572542b2e