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Olympian Who Stood In Silent Protest

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Olympian Who Stood In Silent Protest

Olympian Who Stood In Silent Protest

Olympian Who Stood In Silent Protest

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Continuing the program's series on Black History Month, host Tavis Smiley interviews John Carlos, one of two African Americans who during the 1968 Olympics raised their fists in protest while he stood on the podium waiting to recieve his medal. Carlos says he doesn't regret what he did in 1968 and hopes that today's athletes will become more involved in issues of social justice.

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