Dr. Harry Edwards and Marie DeBartolo receive the Simeon Booker Award for Courage.
SJSU icons Tommie Smith and John Carlos are two of the honorees named to the 2019 class of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame.
Bay Area Black Journalist Association (BABJA) proudly presents two scholarship opportunities, in the name of Dr. Harry Edwards, for students attending San Jose State University.
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SB206 Fair Pay to Play Act was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday, September 30, 2019. Follow the journey of legislation, issues, and personal testimonies of this bill.
Akilah Carter-Francique said she never pictured moving to Silicon Valley as a step in her career trajectory, but when she saw the job posting for the executive director of the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change at San Jose State University she had to apply.
San Jose State University’s Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change and the San Francisco 49ers cohosted Words to Action: LGBTQ+ Activism in Sport May 29, at Levi’s Stadium 501 Club. During the event, Interim Provost Joan Ficke offered welcome remarks, followed by Harry Edwards, ’64 Sociology, ’16 Honorary Doctorate, who founded the Olympic Project for Human Rights at SJSU in the 1960s.
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Harry Edwards, '64 Sociology, '16 Honorary Doctorate, sat down with Michelle Martin on the PBS program Amanpour & Co. to discuss the many links between sport and social justice.
"Victory Salute," the Smith/Carlos sculpture and SJSU's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library makes us proud of our legacy and reminds us of King's support of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. Today, we take a moment to reflect on this day’s significance.
Olympians, athletes, scholars and journalists discussed how the history of athlete activism will influence future waves of social justice at San Jose State's Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change Words to Action: Landmarks and Legacy of Athlete Activism town hall.
Smith and Carlos were SJSU track and field team members when they were selected to compete in the 1968 Olympics, held in Mexico City.