Are We In A New Era Of African-American Athletic Activism?

MPR News – Sports, race, politics and social change. LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick and Serena Williams have all made their opinions on recent social issues known.

Are the recent examples of African-American athletes speaking out on race and other social issues unique? Or is it reminiscent of earlier eras with Muhammad Ali, Paul Robeson and Jesse Owens?

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