Tommie Smith

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Tommie Smith is a former Olympic track-and-field gold medalist. He lives outside Atlanta, Georgia.
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Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist For Justice

book cover art for Tommie Smith's, Derrick Barnes's, and Dawud Anyabwile's, Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist For Justice
ISBN 9781324003908 Norton Young Readers / W. W. Norton & Company

On October 16, 1968, during the medal ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith, the gold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, and John Carlos, the bronze medal winner, stood on the podium in black socks and raised their black-gloved fists to protest racial injustice inflicted upon African Americans. More about this book >

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Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith is a former Olympic track-and-field gold medalist. He lives outside Atlanta, Georgia.

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