San Jose State University Reinstates Men’s Track and Field Program

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Mayor Sam Liccardo and Olympian, John Carlos, listen to San Jose State University's President Mary Papazian speak before announcing the restoration of the men's track and field program. (August, 1, 2016)
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Sports sociologist Harry Edwards and Olympian, Tommie Smith, listen to San Jose State University's President Mary Papazian speak before announcing the restoration of the men's track and field program. (August, 1, 2016)
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After the anticipated announcement of the men's track and field program restoration, John Carlos took the stage to discuss the importance of the program. (August 1, 2016)
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After the anticipated announcement of the men's track and field program restoration, John Carlos took the stage to discuss the importance of the program. (August 1, 2016)
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SJSU President Mary Papazian and San Jose Mayor, Sam Liccardo, listen to the empowering words from previous SJSU Alum and Olympian, John Carlos. (August 1, 2016)
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After the anticipated announcement of the men's track and field program restoration, Tommie Smith took the stage to discuss the importance of the program. (August 1, 2016)
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[L-R-] Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos listen to sports sociologist professor Harry Edwards during the men's track and field announcement. (August 1, 2016)
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[L-R-] Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos listen to sports sociologist professor Harry Edwards during the men's track and field announcement. (August 1, 2016)
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[L-R-] Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos listen to sports sociologist professor Harry Edwards during the men's track and field announcement. (August 1, 2016)
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[L-R-] After the announcement, Tommie Smith, Harry Edwards and John Carlos revel in the excitement of reinstated men's track and field program. (August 1, 2016)
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[L-R-] Harry Edwards, John Carlos and President Mary Papazian celebrate the reinstatement of the men's track and field program. (August 1, 2016)
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[L-R-] Tommie Smith, Harry Edwards, John Carlos and President Mary Papazian celebrate the reinstatement of the men's track and field program. (August 1, 2016)
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