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Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: the 1968 Olympic Protests and Their Aftermath

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Ever since 1968 a single iconic image of race in American sport has remained indelibly etched on our collective memory: sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos accepting medals at the Mexico City Olympics with their black-gloved fists raised and heads bowed. But what inspired their protest? What happened after they stepped down from the podium? And how did their gesture impact racial inequalities?

Drawing on extensive archival research and newly gathered oral histories, Douglas Hartmann sets out to answer these questions, reconsidering this pivotal event in the history of American sport. He places Smith and Carlos within the broader context of the civil rights movement and the controversial revolt of the black athlete. Although the movement drew widespread criticism, it also led to fundamental reforms in the organizational structure of American amateur athletics. Moving from historical narrative to cultural analysis, Hartmann explores what we can learn about the complex relations between race and sport in contemporary America from this episode and its aftermath.

About the Author

Douglas Hartmann is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. He is coauthor of Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World.

Table of Contents

Preface: Sport, Race, and a Decade of Disruption

Acknowledgments

List of Illustrations

Introduction

1. Unforgettable Fists

Part I: The Movement 1967-1968

2. Agents of Challenge

3. Of Civil Rights, Culture Fights, and Abstract Ideals

4. Movement Mobilizing

5. Power Plays: Trials, Triumphs, and Polarization

Part II: The Aftermath, 1968 to 1978 and Beyond

6. Only Just Begun

7. Resolving the Racial Crisis

Conclusion

8. The Cultural Politics of Sport and Race in the Postprotest Era

Epilogue: Atlanta, 1996

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226318561
Author:
Hartmann, Douglas
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Olympics
Subject:
African American athletes
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States Race relations History.
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Olympics
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 halftones
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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