Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist, John Carlos.
As a boy born in the early 60s I knew if this event, but not the story behind it. What a story and what a life. If you are interested in sports and human endeavour then this is a must read or audio book. The reference to Peter Norman is great and listening to the 200m race details is thrilling. Thanks to John Carlos for writing it. Mark Grooby - Melbourne, Australia