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Shows featuring John Carlos

Won the bronze Olympic medal for the men’s 200 meter race in 1968. He became an international icon when he, along with gold medal winner Tommie Smith, raised their fists in the Black Power salute during the national anthem at the 1968 Olympic prize ceremony as a protest against racism in the United States. His memoir, The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment that Changed the World, has just been published.