August 20, 2017

A Moment in Black History: Tommie Smith, Peter Norman, and John Carlos

Peter Norman, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics

¬†For many people, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were just supposed to be entertainers who dazzled us with their speed. But with shoe-less feet, Human Rights Badges on their track suits, black gloved fists, and a long chain of beads around the neck, Tommie and John told the world that Black Lives Matter. In sock-clad […]