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  1. The disappointing irony behind Margaret Court's comments -- espn...

    Kate Fagan

    There has been plenty of reaction to Margaret Court's recent comments opposing equal gay rights, and it doesn't erase the irony that the former tennis great is using a platform gained from one civil rights movement to condemn another.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2012
  2. Canadian civil rights group slams Vancouver Olympic protest zones...

    A Canadian civil rights watchdog group says protest zones at the Vancouver Games will increase the chances of Olympic demonstrators clashing with police.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2009
  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is building bridges between blacks and Jews

    Richard Lapchick

    Some might be surprised that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is in high demand as a speaker at anti-Semitism events. Those close to him, though, know how well he understands the cause.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  4. Andrew Young: Those who burn for justice should respect torch

    Tommy Tomlinson

    He participated in protests to force civil rights progress in the 1960s. So what does Andrew Young say about those who protest China's human rights record during the Olympic torch relay? Tommy Tomlinson finds out.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2008
  5. Norman, man alongside Black Power salute, dies

    Peter Norman, the Australian who stood alongside the U.S. athletes staging the civil rights protest from the medal podium at the 1968 Olympics, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 64.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2006
  6. San Jose St. honors civil-rights sprinters Smith, Carlos

    Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the sprinters who staged a historic civil-rights protest on the medal podium at the 1968 Olympics, have been immortalized in a statue of bronze, steel and tile unveiled Monday night at San Jose State.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2005
  7. 'Black power salute' hallmark of '68 Olympic sprinters

    San Jose State broke ground Friday on the setting for a 23-foot statue of Tommie Smith and John Carlos, whose raised black-gloved fists during the 1968 Olympics put the American civil rights movement on the international stage.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2005