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On Oct. 17, alumni Tommie Smith and John Carlos returned to SJSU, joined by fellow Olympians, Hall of Famers, journalists and scholars to commemorate 50 years of athlete activism.

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50th Anniversary of the Defining Moment in Sports Social Activism: The Voices of 1968 Head to San Jose State University for Historic Town Hall

September 10, 2018|

SJSU alumni Tommie Smith and John Carlos, fellow 1968 U.S. Olympic Team members, sports sociologist and SJSU alumnus Dr. Harry Edwards, and additional athletes, scholars and activists will serve as panelists at “Words to Action: Landmarks and Legacy of Athlete Activism.”

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