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 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 - Theo11, Anna9, Evie8. 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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