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Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Literary Work Autobiography/Biography

Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smiths Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos.

John Carlos is an African American former track and field athlete, professional football player, and a founding member of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. He won the bronze medal in the 200 meters race at the 1968 Olympics, where his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy. The John Carlos Story is his first book.

Dave Zirin is the author of four books, including Bad Sports, A People's History of Sports in the United States, and What's My Name, Fool? He writes the popular weekly online sports column "The Edge of Sports" and is a regular contributor to SportsIllustrated.com, SLAM, Los Angeles Times, and The Nation, where he is the publication's first sports editor.

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John Carlos, the man behind the most iconic moment of the Black Power movement, tells his story.

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John Carlos is an African American former track and field athlete and professional football player, and a founding member of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. He won the bronze-medal in the 200 meters race at the 1968 Summer Olympics, where his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy. He went on to equal the world record in the 100 yard dash and beat the 200 meters world record. After his track career, he enjoyed brief stints in the National Football League and Canadian Football League but retired due to injury. He became involved with the United States Olympic Committee and helped to organize the 1984 Summer Olympics. He later became a track coach at a high school in Palm Springs, where he now resides. He was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2003.

Dave Zirin is the author of four books, including Bad Sports, A Peoples' History of Sports in the United States, Whats My Name Fool! and Welcome to the Terrordome. He writes the popular weekly online sports column “The Edge of Sports” (edgeofsports.com) and is a regular contributor to SI.com, SLAM, the Los Angeles Times, and The Nation where he is the publication's first Sports Editor. He lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608461271
Author:
Carlos, John Wesley
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Author:
Zirin, Dave
Author:
West, Cornel
Author:
Carlos, John
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photographs
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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