Talk: 'The Ideological Framing of Black Athlete Activism'
March 23, 2017
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
As a scholar, activist and consultant, Harry Edwards has been a leader for racial and gender justice in sport for over five decades. His visit to Amherst coincides with the 50th anniversary of his leadership in the Olympic Human Rights Project, which culminated in the iconic black power salute by Carlos and Smith at the 1968 Olympics. Most recently, Edwards advised NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes as they joined/supported the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The talk is presented in conjunction with the Association of Diversity in Sport, a student organization.