68th St. is a mission-driven consultancy dedicated to improving the work experiences of Black professionals in sport and entertainment organizations. Utilizing a design thinking methodology, we assist leaders think through their racial justice challenges and proceed to assist them in making their organizations racially just and equitable.
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 work in which it attempts to better understand the experiences of Black professionals in sport. Amid the corporate racial reckoning in 2020, he founded 68th St. to help organizations respond to calls for action to improve the experience Black professionals have in sport and entertainment.
Dr. Kwame Agyemang, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor. 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.
Ph.D., Texas A&M University (2011)
M.Ed., University of Oklahoma (2008)
B.A., University of Oklahoma (2007)
Advanced Design Thinking Certificate, IDEO U (2021)
Change Leadership Graduate Certificate, Cornell University (2018)