The John Carlos Story

Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist, John Carlos.

Join John Carlos and his co-author, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin, for a series of events to celebrate the release of The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World.

Watch a short video trailer for the book.

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November 29, 2011 Stockton, CA
November 30, 2011 Oakland, CA
December 2, 2011 San Francisco, CA
December 3, 2011 Burlingame, CA
February 2, 2012 Allendale, MI
February 8, 2012 Atlanta, GA
February 15, 2012 San Francisco, CA
February 20, 2012 New York, NY
February 21, 2012 Brooklyn, NY
February 22, 2012 Chicago, IL
February 23, 2012 Palatine, IL
May 2, 2012 Princeton, NJ
February 25, 2015 Washington, DC