This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Olympian and Civil Rights activist Tommie Smith, co-author of Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist For Justice, discussing Dr. Smith’s athletic and academic career before and after Smith and John Carlos’s iconic protest at the 1968 Olympic Games.
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This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Tommie Smith, Olympic Champion, civil rights activist, and author of Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice, discussing the events preceding and following the historic silent protest by Dr. Smith and teammate John Carlos on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics.