The Texas Program in Sports and Media and The McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society are honored to announce the creation of the permanent Dr. Harry Edwards Lecture on Sport and American Culture at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Edwards, Professor Emeritus from the University of California-Berkeley, architect of the Olympic Project for Human Rights and a pioneer in the field of Sociology of Sport, speaks on his career as a "scholar-activist" in the first annual Edwards Lecture at UT-Austin. Author of "Sociology of Sport" and "Revolt of the Black Athlete", among other publications, Dr. Edwards counsels students and professional athletes alike to pursue “disciplined analysis, understanding, and application at the pitch of passion.”
As the journalist Robert Lipsyte has written: “No other single figure in sports has done as much to make the country aware that the problems of the larger culture are recapitulated in sports, that the arena is no sanctuary from drugs, racism and corruption.“
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