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Subject of:
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009  Search this
Marcus Garvey, Jamaican, 1887 - 1940  Search this
Malcolm X, American, 1925 - 1965  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
East Texas State University, American, founded 1889  Search this
Tommie Smith, American, born 1944  Search this
Interview of:
John Wesley Carlos Ph. D., American, born 1945  Search this
Interviewed by:
David P. Cline Ph. D., American, born 1969  Search this
Created by:
Olympic Project for Human Rights, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 02:06:42
Type:
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
August 18, 2013
Description:
The oral history consists of nine digital files: 2011.174.103.1a, 2011.174.103.1b, 2011.174.103.1c, 2011.174.103.1d, 2011.174.103.1e, 2011.174.103.1f, 2011.174.103.1g, 2011.174.103.1h, 2011.174.103.1i.
John Carlos, Ph. D. discusses his childhood in Harlem, New York, the changes that he saw in Harlem with the widespread use of heroin and the splintering of families, and describes the disparities in education for black children when he was growing up. He remembers the influence of black leaders including Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Carlos was recruited to run track at East Texas State University, where he experienced racial discrimination and was treated poorly by his coach. He explains his protest at the 1968 Olympics, including the symbols that he and Tommie Smith employed to protest racial discrimination, and he describes the emotional impact that the protest had on him.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0103
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Black power  Search this
Children  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Sports  Search this
Track and field  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number:
2011.174.103.1a-i
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Civil Rights History Project
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Black Power (Black Pride)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd585a7fb82-af4a-480f-a973-bc8e292a6286
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.174.103.1a-i