NPR reporter Karen Grigsby Bates relates the story of Tommie Smith and John Carlos, American sprinters who won gold and bronze medals respectively in the 1968 Olympics 200-meter running event, then bowed their heads and raised their black-gloved fists on the podium to protest oppression of African Americans. They suffered lifelong repercussions for their actions. Hear the complete segment by clicking here.
50 Years Later, Raised Fists During National Anthem Still Resonate
by lindaoppenheim | Oct 16, 2018 | Podcast | 0 comments