Classroom Activity Kit: The History of Sports Activism

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Jonathan Montano, Laura Gonzalez, and Lila Someshwar are interns with the History News Network. 

This activity kit was edited by Chelsea Connolly and Kyla Sommers. 

Professional athletes have the power to create social change—and they’ve done so throughout time. As a microcosm of human interaction, sports challenges us to interact with others. Often, those we encounter are quite different in many respects. Diversity in sports involves not only players having different sets of skills but also players having differences in beliefs, opinions, and experiences. This kit takes a look at athletes who have pioneered social change.


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