John Carlos, the man behind the most iconic moment of the Black Power movement, tells his story.
2012 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary
"John Carlos is an American hero.
Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos.