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Harry Edwards: An Oral History

Interviewee(s):
Edwards, Harry
Interviewer(s):
Wilmot, Nadine
Title:
Harry Edwards: An Oral History
Abstract:
Professor Harry Edwards joined UC Berkeley’s department of sociology in 1971. He conducted pioneering scholarship in the area of sociology of race and sport and is also renowned for his involvement in the famous Black Power salute on the victory podium at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Edwards has long been a controversial figure at UC Berkeley. In fact, several of the narrators interviewed in this series point to his 1974 tenure case when discussing curricular transformation and discrimination in hiring and promotion.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2005
Project:
African American Faculty and Senior Staff
Oskicat record:
b20575403
Rights:
Edwards, Harry. "Harry Edwards: An Oral History." Interview by Nadine Wilmot in 2005. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2010.