A moving piece on a largely unknown hero of a hugely symbolic moment in 20th century history. Norman did a great thing and was villified for it. Shiraz are writing more articles on sports of late. It’s a development to be welcomed…….
Originally posted on Shiraz Socialist:
The inspirational activist and former athlete John Carlos recently visited the UK, speaking at a number of meetings where his message of how sport can play a part in anti-racist struggle was, quite properly, very well received. John Carlos’s visit reminded us of his defiant ’black power’ salute, together with fellow black American Tommie Smith at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. It was captured in this famous photo:
Peter Norman (left) Tommie Smith (centre) and John Carlos (right).