Bill Rhoden Speaker Profile
Bill Rhoden Biography
During a career that spans more than three decades, award-winning New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden has been a jazz critic, sports columnist and social commentator. He has played college football at Yankee Stadium, accompanied a federal agent on an interdiction mission along the US-Mexican border, been a road manager for a jazz quintet and taken a 17 hour drive across Cuba.
Rhoden joined The New York Times in 1982 as an editor in the Week-In-Review section. A year later he moved to sports where he wrote about issues in high school and colleges. His assignment culminated in 1990 with a riveting, three-part front page series called The Student Athlete on Campus, which described the complex relationship among colleges, college sports and college athletes. He has written The Sports of the Times column since 1990, and his work has been included in a number of anthologies including The Best American Sports Writing 2007. Rhoden is also a frequent guest on ESPNs long-running Sunday morning show, The Sports Reporters.
In 1996 Rhoden won a Peabody Award for Broadcasting as a writer of the HBO documentary Journey of the African American Athlete, and most recently, wrote the HBO documentary Breaking the Huddle, about the integration of College Football, which won a 2009 Emmy for outstanding Documentary Film. He has also written two critically acclaimed books, the New York Times bestseller, Forty Million Dollar Slaves and Third and A Mile: The Trials and Triumphs of The Black Quarterback.I talk extensively about a wide range of issues and topics related to the intersection of sports and culture and frequently talks to corporations about effectively using the sports model in successful team building, team performance.
Rhoden uses sports as a vehicle to understand an increasingly complex society. From the implications of President Obamas election (Jackie Robinson), to the notion that the nation has somehow entered into a post racial era, Rhoden describes how sports has corollaries and parallels to every crucial aspect of contemporary American society.
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