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Victory. Stand! : Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith

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On 16 October 1968, during the medal ceremonyat the Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith, thegold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, andJohn Carlos, the bronze medal winner, stood on thepodium in black socks and raised their black-glovedfists to protest racial injustice inflicted upon AfricanAmericans. Both men were forced to leave theOlympics, received death threats and faced ostracismand continuing economic hardships. In his first-ever memoir for young readers, TommieSmith looks back on his childhood growing up in ruralTexas through to his stellar athletic career, culminatingin his historic victory and Olympic podium protest.Cowritten with Newbery Honor and Coretta ScottKing Author Honor recipient Derrick Barnes andillustrated with bold and muscular artwork fromEmmy Award-winning illustrator Dawud Anyabwile, Victory. Stand! paints a stirring portrait of an iconicmoment in Olympic history that still resonates today.;
Pagination: 208 pages Black-and-white illustrations throughout;
Date of Publication: 07/10/2022


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