Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith (Sporting)
by Tommie Smith, Delois Smith, and David Steele
Publication Date: May 28, 2008
List Price: $23.95
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Imprint: Temple University Press
Publisher: Temple University Press
Parent Company: Temple University
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At the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith and his teammate John Carlos came in first and third in the 200-metre sprint. In this text, Smith explains why, as they received their medals, both men raised a black-gloved fist, creating an image that has symbolized the conflicts of race, politics, and sports.
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