Tuesday, October 18, 2005

37 years ago today

In 1968, almost halfway through the Vietnam War and slap dab in the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, two track athletes, decided to say something at the Olympics.

They were banned for life.

Surprisingly, Peter Norman, the seemingly frightened white dude on the left, wore an Olympics Project for Human Rights Badge in support of their cause.

He was not banned.


  1. I think you mean "Not surprisingly, he was not banned."

  2. honkey don't look skeered in the pic