BHM – 1968 at the Mexico Games
Tue. 2 October | 6:30 PM
The photograph of US Olympic runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists in protest against poverty, racism, and human rights abuses at the 1968 Mexico games has become one of the most iconic images of modern history.
Malcolm Mclaughlin considers the meaning of their silent protest, why it caused such a furore, and what we can learn about how America – and the world – has changed from the fact that, today, they are celebrated as iconic heroes.
Followed by Café Conversation:
To what extent can we consider twenty-first century America as postracial?
The Café Conversation will take place in Café Bar Marzano in The Forum 15 minutes after the lecture ends. Tea and coffee will be provided.
- Norwich: Millennium Library Training Room, The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
- Fully accessible
- Containing Multitudes website
- 18 Sep 2012 18:59pm