Still, They Will Rise: Black Women Athletes and the Tokyo Olympics

By Hettie V. Williams, PhD

“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt but still, like dust, I’ll Rise.”

— May Angelou

Simone Biles has critics who would rather see her break her neck or lose her life so that the nation can gloat over a gold medal. “My mental was not there,” stated Biles…

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Dr. Hettie V. Williams

Dr. Hettie V. Williams

Hettie V. Williams is currently an Associate Professor of African American History at Monmouth University. She is the author/editor of five books.