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Know this Truth....Mexico City 1968.

John Wesley Carlos (born June 5, 1945) is a former track and field athlete and professional football player. He was the bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics and his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy. He went on to tie the world record in the 100 yard dash and beat the 200 meters world record (although the latter achievement was never ratified). After his track career, he enjoyed brief stints in the National Football League and Canadian Football League but retired due to injury.He became involved with the United States Olympic Committee and helped to organize the 1984 Summer Olympics. Following this he became a track coach at...

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Know this Truth....Mexico City 1968.....

Born on June 6, 1944, in Clarksville, Texas, Tommie Smith set multiple records for the San José State University track-and-field team in the 1960s. After winning the 200-meter gold medal at the 1968 Olympics, he and teammate John Carlos caused some uproar by delivering a black-power salute on the podium. Smith went on to become a sociology professor and track coach until his retirement in 2005.      

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Know this truth. Episode 1

On this day May 31, 1921. Tulsa, Oklahoma Greenwood district was burned down to the ground and thousands were left homeless   May 31, 1921. Tulsa, Oklahoma: In 1921, Greenwood (a community in Tulsa) was one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the U.S. Serving over 8,000 residents, Greenwood’s commercial district was known nationally as the ‘Negro Wall Street’. The community boasted two newspapers, over a dozen churches, and hundreds of African-American-owned businesses. On the evening of May 31, 1921, Greenwood was ravaged by a white mob. By the conclusion of the riot at midday, June 1, virtually every building in a 42-square-block area of the community--homes, schools, churches, and businesses--was burned to the ground and thousands were left...

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