Victory. Stand! : raising my fist for justice / Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, Dawud Anyabwile.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A groundbreaking and timely graphic memoir from one of the most iconic figures in American sports-and a tribute to his fight for civil rights. On October 16, 1968, during the medal ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith, the gold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, and John Carlos, the bronze medal winner, stood on the podium in black socks and raised their black-gloved fists to protest racial injustice inflicted upon African Americans. Both men were forced to leave the Olympics, received death threats, and faced ostracism and continuing economic hardships. In his first-ever memoir for young readers, Tommie Smith looks back on his childhood growing up in rural Texas through to his stellar athletic career, culminating in his historic victory and Olympic podium protest"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Booklist starred, September 2022
      Pub Weekly, July 2022
      Kirkus Starred, July 2022
      Booklist starred
      Pub Weekly
      Kirkus Starred
      Young Adult Follett Library Resources.
      Young Adult.
    • ISBN:
      9781324003908
      9781324052159
      1324003901
    • Accession Number:
      tas.233637