Almanac Sports History: John Carlos and Mexico City 1968. (From Democracy Now)

I was alerted to this by a Tony Wilson tweet.

 

Certainly worth a look.

 

Fascinating from John Carlos, and also a timely insight into mainstream media and independent media.

 

This interview is in two parts:

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/12/john_carlos_1968_olympic_us_medalist

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/12/part_2_john_carlos_1968_olympic_us_medalist_on_the_response_to_his_iconic_black_power_salute?autostart=true

 

John Carlos for an Almanac lunch I say. And if only Peter Norman were still alive.

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au He has written many columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted j.t.h@footyalmanac.com.au He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo9, Anna8, Evie6. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.

Comments

  1. Peter warrington says:

    Greatest story ever told. The doco on Norman on how he was hung out to dry – but never became bitter – was a SFF highlight sometime last decade

    Me, I was lucky. For a year I was catching the train from Macdonaldtown. Every grim, lonely morning, I would catch a glimpse of that 68 mural (before the noise barriers obscured it), and put my “troubles” into perspective.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Peter Warrington says:

    on a similar note my Saturday Paper teaser demands that I watch the “Trials of Muhammad Ali”. and I will!

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