Dr. Harry Edwards lecture
Dr. Harry Edwards, professor emeritus of sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, will offer a campus-wide address on the subject of sports, media and society. Author of numerous books and scholarly publications, including The Revolt of the Black Athlete, Edwards has taken vocal and dissonant positions on the relationship of African American athletes to American culture. He is the architect of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, which led to the Black Power Salute protest by African-American athletes at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and has long been a proponent of black participation in the management of professional sports organizations. He retired from UC-Berkeley in 2000. In addition to his continued research and writing, he serves currently as a consultant for the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors.