Now called “The World’s Fastest Humanitarian,” Dr. John Carlos, who (along with Tommie Smith) shook the world at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City with his raised fist protest on the medal stand, will speak at the University of Delaware’s Trabant University Center Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m.
Titled “Fifty Years Later ‘WE’ Still Raising Our Fists,” this event is a University of Delaware Black History Month lecture and is open to the public free of charge.
Carlos is a renowned former track and field athlete who was inducted in to the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2003.
At the height of the civil rights struggle in the USA, Dr. Carlos made world history during the 1968 Olympics, when he and Smith took to the international stage during the medal ceremony and made a speechless statement heard around the world.
Since 1968, Carlos has continued his life-long mission to improve human rights conditions and to increase changes for the success of our youth.