Not Just a Game: Politics and Power in American Sports
Presented by John Carlos and Dave Zirin
Thursday, February 2nd at 4 p.m.
Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center
The striking image of John Carlos raising his black-gloved fist on the platform at the 1968 Summer Olympics has become an iconic image. The image is well known, but his story is not. Dr. Carlos, winner of the bronze medal in the men’s 200-meter race, and renowned American sportswriter Dave Zirin will discuss how sports have helped both to stabilize and to disrupt the political status quo throughout history. They will also examine the history of rebel athletes who dared to fight for social justice beyond the field of play.
(This event is the first “Intersections” program presented by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Women’s Center and the LGBT Resource Center. This year’s “Intersections” is co-sponsored by the Sports Leadership Club.)
Check out Dave Zirin's books:
The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World
Connections to the Classroom:
1968 The Black Power Salute - video
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