By Dave Zirin, John Wesley Carlos
Nominated for an NAACP photo Award, awesome Literary paintings Autobiography/Biography
Seen all over the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black strength salute at the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and occupation fallout. but their express of defiance is still the most iconic photos of Olympic historical past and the Black strength circulation. this is the awesome tale of 1 of the boys in the back of the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos.
John Carlos is an African American former song and box athlete, expert soccer participant, and a founding member of the Olympic venture for Human Rights. He received the bronze medal within the 2 hundred meters race on the 1968 Olympics, the place his Black strength salute at the podium with Tommie Smith brought on a lot political controversy. The John Carlos Story is his first book.
Dave Zirin is the writer of 4 books, together with Bad Sports, A People's heritage of activities within the United States, and What's My identify, Fool? He writes the preferred weekly on-line activities column "The fringe of Sports" and is a customary contributor to SportsIllustrated.com, SLAM, Los Angeles Times, and The Nation, the place he's the publication's first activities editor.
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