Fists of Defiance: Tommy Smith 50 years after Mexico '68
The 'Black power salute' of African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the 200m medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico Olympics is one of our age's iconic images. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, The University of Manchester's School of Social Sciences and the Runnymede Trust are delighted to welcome Tommie Smith to Manchester.
As our sixth 'Arthur Lewis Lecture', we will be screening a short documentary about the event and its aftermath, followed by a discussion between Tommie Smith and Michelle Moore - winner of the 2016 UK Precious Award for 'Outstanding Woman in Sport’ and a consultant, educator, strategist and former athlete.
After the discussion, there will be an opportunity for Q&A from the audience and, from around 8pm, a short reception in the foyer where wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.
For accessibility information and to book your free ticket, please go to tinyurl.com/tommie-smith-manchester.
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