Far more than a specific moment, Smith and Carlos were part of a movement known as the Olympic Project for Human Rights, formed by Harry Edwards (see "More Than a Game" page 22) to combat racism in sports as well as throughout the United States.
What does OPHR stand for?
OPHR stands for Olympic Project for Human Rights
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Goldberg says their Olympic Project for Human Rights, begun by Harry Edwards at San Jose State, "considered an entire generation of heroic black athletes, including Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson, to be Uncle Toms.
When Edwards organized the now famous Olympic Project for Human Rights, Smith was an enthusiastic adherent.