Black Power Day

Today (16 October) is the 45th anniversary of the infamous (yet under-appreciated) ‘Black Power salute‘ at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. One week ago (9 October) was the anniversary of Peter Norman‘s funeral in 2006 – a day that has been formally recognised by the US Track and Field Federation as Peter Norman Day, a day when Tommie Smith and John Carlos arrived from halfway around the world to deliver heartfelt tributes at Norman’s memorial service. Peter Norman was ostracised, dismissed, abused and overlooked for the rest of his days, after having stood side-by-side with Carlos and Smith … Continue reading Black Power Day