A Book Discussion with Representative John Lewis and John Carlos

Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and John Carlos talked about their experiences fighting for civil rights. Representative Lewis was… read more

Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and John Carlos talked about their experiences fighting for civil rights. Representative Lewis was the chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966 and he drew from those experiences in his books Walking with the Wind and Across That Bridge. John Carlos won the bronze medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. As the U.S. national anthem played at the awards ceremony, John Carlos and his gold medal-winning African-American teammate, Tommie Smith, wore black gloves and raised their fists in a black power salute to protest injustices faced by African Americans at home. Inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame, he is also a recipient of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. He co-wrote The John Carlos Story. “American Icons” was part of the 2013 Virginia Festival of the Book. They were interviewed by Robert Vaughan on stage at the Paramount Theater and responded to audience members' questions. close

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A Book Discussion with Representative John Lewis and John Carlos

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Mar 23, 2013
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May 5, 2013

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  • Mar 23, 2013 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 07, 2013 | 1:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 05, 2013 | 6:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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