Track & Field: The Black Boycott

TRACK & FIELD THe Black Boycott At California's San Jose State College a few years back, Harry Edwards, now 25, was quite an athlete: captain of the basketball team, school record holder in the discus, and such a hot upi prospect in football that several pro teams made him offers. Edwards, a tall (6 ft. 8 in.), brainy Negro, passed them all up to become an assistant professor of sociology at virtually all-white San Jose because "scholarship was my longest suit." Not quite. For the past six months, Harry's long suit has been Black Power and bitter protest—specifically, a campaign...

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