Dr. John Carlos by jaybutterfield

Dr. John Carlos

Tonight I had the honor of hearing a discussion with Dr. John Carlos, who with Tommie Smith, raised a fist on the medal platform at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City to protest racism. The photo http://keepingscore.blogs.time.com/2012/10/16/john-carlos-looking-back-at-a-raised-fist-and-at-a-raised-consciousness/ captured an unforgettable moment of the 60's and the fight for equality for African American -- both in sports and in society. Tonight 50 years later (interestingly on "Juneteenth"), Dr. Carlos sought no applause or recognition but lauded today's athletes who protest the discrimination that still pervades our nation and challenged each of us to take a stand to carry on the fight for equality.

(Sorry only had my iPhone)

Good angle! You still captured a sense of his strength and personality.
June 20th, 2018  
The respectful but powerful protests must be acknowledged. I commend them for their courage. Not all protests need be vocal to be loud and heard.
June 21st, 2018  
It works to capture the moment.
June 21st, 2018  
Great capture
June 21st, 2018  
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