Author Bio

Pellom McDaniels III

Pellom McDaniels received his Ph.D. from Emory University and is a biographer and sports historian.  His scholarly interests include African Americans and WWI, 19th and 20th Century notions of Black Masculinity, African Americans and the intersection of Sports and Civil Rights, and the Politics of Representation in African American Art.  

McDaniels has written for the International Review of African American Art, Blackball: A Negro Leagues Journal, and the Journal of Sports History.  He is currently at work on two major projects: Like a Purple Haze Across the Land: The Art, Writing, and Criticism of Benny Andrews; and Dignity: African American Manhood, WWI and the Photographer's Eye.

At Emory University, McDaniels serves as the Faculty Curator of African American Collections and Assistant Professor of African American Studies.  He is a member of the Organization of American Historians, the American Studies Association, the North American Society for Sports History, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Recent projects

Race and Sports in American Culture Series at Emory University


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