Unsung Heroes: Harry Edwards, a Voice Behind John Carlos, Tommie Smith and Colin Kaepernick

Every day during Black History Month, SI is paying homage to unsung heroes in black sports history. Behind John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s famous Olympic Protest was sociologist Harry Edwards. Decades later he’s also advised Colin Kaepernick. SI remembers the great activist.
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Every day during Black History Month, SI is paying homage to unsung heroes in black sports history. Behind John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s famous Olympic Protest was sociologist Harry Edwards. Decades later he’s also advised Colin Kaepernick. SI remembers the great activist.