Long Before Kaepernick, The 'Syracuse 8' Took A Stand Against Racial Injustice09:40
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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.

Members of the Syracuse University football team boycotted the 1970 season because of racial discrimination. (Courtesy Syracuse 8)
Members of the Syracuse University football team boycotted the 1970 season because of racial discrimination. (Courtesy Syracuse 8)

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.

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