The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World

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The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World

by Dave Zirin, John Wesley Carlos
Foreword by Cornel West

Haymarket Books | October 4, 2011 | Hardcover |

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Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Literary Work Autobiography/Biography Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith''s 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 220 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 1.18 in

Published: October 4, 2011

Publisher: Haymarket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1608461270

ISBN - 13: 9781608461271

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World

The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World

by Dave Zirin, John Wesley Carlos
Foreword by Cornel West

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 220 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 1.18 in

Published: October 4, 2011

Publisher: Haymarket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1608461270

ISBN - 13: 9781608461271

About the Book

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

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Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Literary Work Autobiography/Biography Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith''s 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.

About the Author

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 NationalFootball 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 & 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, What''s 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.
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