By Dave Zirin, John Wesley Carlos
Nominated for an NAACP photograph Award, impressive Literary paintings Autobiography/Biography
Seen around the globe, John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black energy salute at the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and profession fallout. but their express of defiance is still the most iconic photographs of Olympic background and the Black energy circulate. here's the striking tale of 1 of the lads at the back of the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos.
John Carlos is an African American former music and box athlete, expert soccer participant, and a founding member of the Olympic venture for Human Rights. He gained the bronze medal within the 2 hundred meters race on the 1968 Olympics, the place his Black energy salute at the podium with Tommie Smith prompted a lot political controversy. The John Carlos Story is his first book.
Dave Zirin is the writer of 4 books, together with Bad Sports, A People's historical past of activities within the United States, and What's My identify, Fool? He writes the preferred weekly on-line activities column "The fringe of Sports" and is a standard contributor to SportsIllustrated.com, SLAM, Los Angeles Times, and The Nation, the place he's the publication's first activities editor.