“Just shut up and play football—that’s what they really want us to do. They want us to sit down and shut up. That is the reality of protest. And Colin’s not gonna do that.”
Dr. Harry Edwards and Marie DeBartolo receive the Simeon Booker Award for Courage.
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.
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.
In the Media
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.
“I am both deeply moved and inspired by NIKE’s promotion of the words and image of Colin Kaepernick as part of its 2018 marketing campaign."
Your music still speaks powerfully to my soul and reverberates through the corridors of my mind.
Edwards joins Jason Hason, Mike Lowell and Peyton Manning as the 2018 class of inductees.
In the Media
(Boston Globe) | By Christopher L. Gasper He is one of the most pivotal and influential figures in the last half-century of American sports. Yet you can’t buy his throwback jersey or find his old trading card. He doesn’t have a signature sneaker that enjoys reverence almost 15 years after he last played like Michael Jordan. But few have done more than Harry Edwards, the renowned sociologist, civil rights activist, and inveterate advocate for the black athlete, to change the way athletes are viewed — not just as one-dimensional performers, but as three-dimensional people with beliefs.
(ISSSSC) The specific focus of the panel discussion was to explore the misconceptions and misunderstandings that unknowingly characterize relationships between the media and athletes of diverse backgrounds. In the absence of real dialogue between the two groups, stereotypes and misrepresentations are instilled and normalized by the sports media. The goal of this discussion was to expose and explode the myths cloaking athletes and those who report on them. ISSSSC and BABJA were excited to present this panel that took a look at difficult issues from an important perspective. Panelists Include: Harry Edwards Talia Caldwell Jason Jones Marc J.