Overview:Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith - Sporting - At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Tommie Smith and his teammate John Carlos came in first and third, respectively, in the 200-meter dash. As they received their medals, each man raised a black-gloved fist, creating an image that will always stand as an iconic representation of the complicated conflations of race, politics, and sports. In this, his autobiography, Smith fills out the story around that moment--how it came to be and where it led him.Smith engagingly describes his life-long commitment to athletics, education, and human rights. He also dispels some of the myths surrounding his famous gesture of protest: contrary to legend, Smith was not a member of the Black Panthers, nor were his medals taken back by the Olympic Committee. Retelling the fear he felt in planning and carrying out his protest, the death threats against him, his difficulty in finding work, and his determination to live his values, he conveys the long, painful backlash that came with his fame, and his fate, all of which was wrapped up in his "silent gesture."

This book is on page /991d858404670cb95ebe7995ae4965fd/book/1603725653-9781592136391. It was written by the following authors: Tommie Smith, Delois Smith, David Steele. Book Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith - Sporting, which can be read online, published by the company: Temple University Press, U.S.. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: True Stories, Biography, Sports Books. The book was published on 2007-02-28 00:00:00. It has 288 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 522 g. File for download Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith - Sporting has PDF format and is called silent-gesture-the-autobiography-of-tommie-smith-sporting.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our lib-et-deco.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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