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Jan 26, 2022

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and what he stood for, host Angela Spears, discusses Prominent Athletes Promoting Social Justice. Angela shares contributions of athletes (past and present) in the name of social justice. She acknowledges that the voice of athletes promoting social justice hasn’t always been popular but is becoming more common. She also highlights whose voices have or are making a difference in the name of activism, human rights, and social justice. #KeepItSporty

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Colin Kaepernick

Kidane, B. (2021, February 20). “Bill Russell: A Civil Rights icon and NBA trailblazer whose impact is still felt to this day.” NBA.

Lebron James

Nittle, N. K. (2021, May 25). “Why Black American Athletes Raised Their Fists at the 1968 Olympics.

Serena Williams

University Libraries. (2021, October 4). “Muhammad Ali: A Transcendent Life: Social Justice and Civil Rights Icon.” University of Louisville.