68th St. is a mission-driven consultancy reimagining how corporates connect with black and brown employees and consumers. Utilizing a design thinking methodology, we assist leaders think through their racial justice challenges and proceed to create racially just experiences and strategies that center people of color.
With a name like 68th St., some people may assume that it refers to its location. In actuality, 68th St. draws inspiration from John Carlos and Tommie Smith's calls for racial justice on the victory stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.
68th St. was founded by Ohio State University professor, Dr. Kwame Agyemang. It is an evolution of his academic and professional work on exclusion in organizations. Amid the corporate racial reckoning in 2020, he founded 68th St. to help organizations respond to calls for action to improve the experience people of color have with corporate entities.
Dr. Kwame Agyemang, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University. Broadly speaking, his work focuses on how institutional and industry norms shape the work experience of black professionals in organizational settings, and ultimately, how these norms can be disrupted. This has afforded him the opportunity to work with leaders, sport teams, and other organizations.
When not working, Kwame can be found spending time with his wife and three children, listening to podcasts and reading books on topics spanning design, creativity, and leadership, among others! More about him can be found on his personal webpage.
Change Leadership Graduate Certificate, Cornell University (2018)
Ph.D., Texas A&M University (2011)
M.Ed., University of Oklahoma (2008)
B.A., University of Oklahoma (2007)