Long Before Kaepernick, The 'Syracuse 8' Took A Stand Against Racial InjusticePlay
This football season, a lot of the talk has been about the national anthem protests started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But long before Kaepernick, a group of college football players called the Syracuse 8 fought racial injustice in 1970.
Karen Given (@klgiven) and Shira Springer (@ShiraSpringer) from Only A Game spoke with three of the six surviving members of the Syracuse 8.
This segment aired on November 22, 2017.