John Carlos forgot his black gloves for the medal ceremony, so he had to borrow one of Tommie Smith’s. That’s why he’s holding up his LEFT hand!!
I was Principal For A Day at my old (now closed) Emmet School on the West Side.The teacher had that iconic picture of John Carlos and Tommie Smith on the wall. The kids did not know who they were. They were so interested when I told their story, and had great questions about the event and the broader social perspective of the time.
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