Olympian John Carlos recently visited The Howard School and shared his story with the High School students and faculty. During the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Dr. Carlos and fellow athlete Tommie Smith won awards in the 200-meter race. While on the awards podium, Dr. Carlos and Mr. Smith each raised a black-gloved fist as a salute to Black Power during the playing of the U.S. National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." Dr. Carlos told the audience about his childhood, which included poignant stories about his friends who struggled with poverty, to shed light on how he became a powerful advocate for human rights.
Olympian Dr. John Carlos Visits the High School