Dr. Harry Edwards on the Olympic Project for Human Rights

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KRON-TV News fotoage from August 2nd 1968 featuring scenes from a press conference by sociologist and former Black Panther Dr. Harry Edwards, who is discussing his plans for the Olympic Project for Human Rights. Edwards was the architect of this project - which protested against racial segregation in the U.S. and racism in sports - and led to the Black Power Salute on the 1968 Mexico Olympics 200m race podium, by American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos. With regards to the U.S. Olympic team's selection process for the Mexico games, he states that: "We are going to try and make the situation as chaotic as we possibly can." Also includes views of and comments from another, as yet unidentified speaker. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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16mm b&w negative magnetic sound film
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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
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KRON 1878-1

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