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Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William C. (Bill) Rhoden

Inducted into the School of Global Journalism & Communication's Garden of Fame

 
 
William C. (Bill) Rhoden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 28, 2020
1. William C. (Bill) Rhoden Marker
Inscription.  A 1973 graduate of Morgan State University, Rhoden worked as the school's assistant sports information director while still a student. After graduating, he joined Ebony magazine as an associate editor in 1974. Four years later Rhoden became a columnist and jazz critic for the Baltimore Sun.

In 1981, Rhoden began a 35-year career at The New York Times, where he became one of the nation's most renowned sports columnists, a noted author and a regular contributor to a wide range of programs on ESPN.

In 1996, Rhoden won a Peabody Award writing the HBO documentary Journey of the African American Athlete.
 
Erected 2017 by Morgan State University.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEducationSports. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1973.
 
Location. 39° 20.955′ N, 76° 34.955′ W. Marker is in Morgan
William C. (Bill) Rhoden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 28, 2020
2. William C. (Bill) Rhoden Marker
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State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Perring Parkway (Route 41) and Hartsdale Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore MD 21214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rochelle Stevens (a few steps from this marker); April D. Ryan (a few steps from this marker); Holmes Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan State University (approx. 0.3 miles away); Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan State University.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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