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Sixty Years Ago She Refused to Stand for the Anthem

Before Colin Kaepernick kneeled, high jumper Rose Robinson defied tradition at the Pan American Games. Her resistance — and legacy — didn’t start nor end there.

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Amira Rose Davis

is an Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Penn State University and the co-host of the Feminist Sports Podcast “Burn it All Down”.