A Conversation with John Carlos

Oct 18th • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm • Chapman University, Memorial Hall

Dr. John Carlos made world history during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, when he took to the international stage during the medal ceremony and made a speechless statement, which reverberated around the world. Carlos accepted the Bronze medal at the Olympic podium for the 200 meter race wearing black socks and no shoes to represent impoverished people who had no shoes of their own, and he raised a black-gloved fist to protest against racial and economic injustice as well as to show the strength of the human spirit. Carlos was joined in his statement by teammate and gold medalist Tommie Smith, and both were supported by silver medalist, Australian, Peter Norman who wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge.

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