The Michael Eric Dyson Show Friday October 7, 2011 John Carlos and Dave Zirin Bring Us The John Carlos Story It’s one of the most lasting images in Olympic and Civil Rights History: after winning the gold and bronze medals in the 200-meter dash at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos each raised an arm in salute to Black Power to the sound of the Star Spangled Banner.
John Carlos is best known as the man who, along with Tommie Smith, raised a clenched fist—the Black Power salute—on the medal stand after the 200 meter race. Carlos took bronze, and Smith gold, at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. But ... Read Post
Tommie Smith and John Carlos ran together at San Jose State and in 1968 made history together. Smith would win the gold medal in the 200 meters in Mexico City. Carlos would win the bronze behind Smith and Australian Peter... ... Read Post
The Michael Eric Dyson Show Friday, October 7, 2011 Discussing the Importance of Several Iconic Civil Rights Figures This week has been a monumental–if sad–and noteworthy one: in addition to the passing of Steve Jobs, it marked the ... Read Post