Smith and Carlos were SJSU track and field team members when they were selected to compete in the 1968 Olympics, held in Mexico City.
50th Anniversary of the Defining Moment in Sports Social Activism: The Voices of 1968 Head to San Jose State University for Historic Town Hall
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.”
The institute has established a network of strategic partnerships with other select institutes to collaborate and further study the current wave of athlete activism.
Edwards joins Jason Hason, Mike Lowell and Peyton Manning as the 2018 class of inductees.
San Jose State's Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change is pleased to announce that NCAA champion fencer and U.S. Olympic Committee Board member Stacey Johnson, ’80 Public Relations, has joined its advisory board.