"Black Athletes Challenged Standards Proposal"

LD1747_E65_E22_19690430_01_BlackAthletes.pdf

Title

"Black Athletes Challenged Standards Proposal"

Description

Article from the Eastern Washington University (EWU) student newspaper about whether athletic coaches can enforce policies limiting the political expression of student athletes on the playing field. The issue was raised after a number of Black student athletes began the practice of raising a fist during the National Anthem similar to U.S. Olympians Juan Carlos and Tommie Smith during the 1968 Olympics. At EWU the event was known as the "Clenched Fist Controversy."

Creator

Easterner

Source

Eastern Washington University Archives and Special Collections, Easterner, April 30, 1969, LD1747.E65E22

Publisher

Eastern Washington State College

Date

1969 April 30

Rights

For questions regarding rights and the use of materials in publication, please contact Eastern Washington University Archives and Special Collections at archives@ewu.edu or (509) 359-2475

Type

Newspapers

Identifier

LD1747_E65E22_19690430_01_BlackAthletes

Citation

Easterner , “"Black Athletes Challenged Standards Proposal",” Spokane Public Library, accessed February 24, 2024, https://lange.spokanelibrary.org/items/show/5712.

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