tommie smith

USOPC will honor Tommie Smith and John Carlos months after giving probation to fencer Imboden and hammer thrower Gwen Berry, who protested at the Pan Am Games.
The former U.S. Olympic sprinter was honored by Ava DuVernay at a benefit concert for criminal justice reform.
At the 1968 Olympic games, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists to protest racism in the United States. Nearly fifty years later, their example still resonates across the NFL.
I wondered why pro athletes have not responded with the same outrage to the racial bias and negative stereotypes that have infected their sport.
Perhaps, as time goes by, as more pioneers break racial, sexual, gender, religious, ethnic, language, and other barriers, athletes' very being may one day have diminished political implications, but sport has always been and will forever have political consequences and possibilities.
While the homecoming judging panel noted that there has been an black queen before, this is the first year there has been
As we enter the 50-year anniversary of all things civil rights: the Civil Rights Bill, the Freedom Rides, and Freedom Summer, where is the tribute for Tommie and John?
The exercise of celebrity free speech is one of diversity's most powerful weapons. The case of NFL Baltimore Ravens player Brendon Ayanbadejo, a celebrity only by virtue of being a professional football player, has amplified this point.
PALM SPRINGS, California, July 21 (Reuters) - Forty-four years after American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos electrified