Leveling the Playing Field: The Syracuse 8

FRI, OCT 28, 2016 (56:14)

Hear members of the legendary Syracuse 8, a group of young men who took a stance in 1969-70 to petition for racial equality on the SU football team. Their stories of courage are told in a new book, Leveling the Playing Field: The Story of the Syracuse 8 by David Marc.

Bostonian's & SU Alumni Dana Harrell & A. Alif Muhammad are joined by other members of the Syracuse 8 to discuss the controversy they created when they walked away from the game. Dan Lebowitz, Executive Director at Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University, moderates the discussion.

Special thanks to Cappy Gilchrist of St. Christopher's School for use of his excellent summary video.

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Museum of African American History