Black Power Salute: How a Photograph Captured a Political Protest (Captured History Sports) (Hardcover)

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Black Power Salute: How a Photograph Captured a Political Protest (Captured History Sports) By Danielle Smith-Llera Cover Image
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Two American athletes made history at the 1968 Summer Olympics, but not on the track. They staged a silent protest against racial injustice. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter sprint, stood with heads bowed and black-gloved fists raised as the national anthem played during the medal ceremony. The Australian silver medalist wore a human rights badge in support. All three would pay a heavy price for their activism. A Life magazine photograph seen by millions would ensure that the silent protest was remembered, and eventually admired, as a symbol of the battle for equality and civil rights.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780756555269
ISBN-10: 0756555264
Publisher: Compass Point Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2017
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Captured History Sports