Niagara Movement members begin meeting on the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls. This all-African American group of scholars, lawyers and businessmen came together for three days to create what would soon become a powerful post-slavery Black rights organization. Although it only lasted five years, the Niagara Movement was an influential precursor to the mid-20th century civil rights movement.
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Members of the Niagara Movement meet for the first time
July 10, 2022
A&E Television Networks
January 21, 2021
Original Published Date
July 8, 2020
A commitment to lasting change in sport culture and the world means supporting Black communities and making a space for powerful stories. In partnership with VICE TV and Religion of Sports, our 3-part docuseries ‘Running While Black’ returns with Episode 2 ‘We Represent’.
Often referred to as “the father of long-distance running,” Ted Corbitt became the first African American to win a national marathon championship and first president of the New York Road Runners. Gary Corbitt, son of Ted Corbitt, curator of Ted Corbitt Archives and official historian for the National Black Marathoners Association discusses his father’s legacy and impact on running in the United States. Also featured are We Run Brownsville co-founders Dionne Grayman & Sheila Gordon, shining a light on their community for women of color and prioritizing physical, mental, emotional and societal wellness and growth. Episode 2 ends by highlighting Andraya Yearwood, a trans athlete who has faced discrimination on the track and continues to love running despite adversity.
Join us on our journey by watching Episode 1 and 2 online now, and tune-in July 6th to watch live on VICE TV.