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Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Literary Work Autobiography/Biography

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.

©2011 John Carlos and Dave Zerlin (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Great history and we'll told.

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A sorrowful reminder of the pain of racism.

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