The John Carlos Story

The John Carlos Story

The Sports Moment That Changed the World

eBook - 2011
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John Carlos, the man behind the most iconic moment of the Black Power movement, tells his story.
Publisher: New York : Haymarket Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781608461332
Characteristics: 1 online resource (217 p.)
Additional Contributors: Zirin, Dave
West, Cornel


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Oct 25, 2011

This book is like having a conversation or listening to an author at a book reading. John Carlos had help writing it but it's very much in Carlos' voice, as if he were talking to friends. He says things like "You can take that to the cleaners" and "goodness gracious" as well as a couple earthier expressions. But he's very endearing and my respect for him is huge. He explains the origin of the black power salute at the Olympics in 1968 and talks eloquently about the negative fallout. It's an easy read but it's a good book. It shows the power of individuals. He encourages us all to stand up for our principles. Don't complain, organize (or at least agitate)!

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