Salute Interviews - Tommy Smith

02 Jul 2012

6 mins
Salute Interviews - Tommy Smith

We sacrificed for a cause... The film Salute documents the raised fist gesture made at the 1968 Olympics by African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos. The controversial protest became a symbol of defiance against the crippling prejudice experienced by black people both on and off the track. Human rights activist Tommie Smith explains why he made his iconic salute at the 1968 Olympics. We also hear what his poignant actions mean to British athletes and why the documentary, Salute, should be watched by young people in particular.

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