Protests by African Americans for equality and justice did not begin in 2019 or 2020. Thousands of seeds were planted many years ago and through the present day. African Americans have been protesting and rebelling since slavery. Each one was a significant link to the protests of today. In the spring of 1970, eight members of the Syracuse University football team, African Americans, decided to take a stand for justice and equality. They were members of the 1969–70 Syracuse University football team known as the Syracuse 8.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!