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Fighting racial injustice: From breaking color barriers to Black Lives Matter

(12/11/20 4:08pm)

2020 is a critical year, one where even in the absence of Ivy League sports, Penn athletes used their platforms to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement and ongoing issues of racial injustice and police brutality. Without the attention and involvement of Black athletes, Penn Athletics’ Plan of Action would never have come to fruition, as athletes have continued to ask more of the university in giving back to the West Philadelphia area and the greater Philadelphia community. The Daily Pennsylvanian strove to document these changes, in addition to looking back on the buried early history of Black athletes at Penn.