Today in 1968: During medal presentations at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, winning sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their black-gloved fists while the U.S. national anthem is played.
They were suspended from the team by the U.S. Olympic Committee two days later. Smith later told the media that he raised his right fist in the air to represent black power in America while Carlos’s left fist represented unity in black America.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
“Social Ecology & Green Radicalism” will be discussed tonight at 6:30pm at the Madison Public Library, 201 West Mifflin. This is free and sponsored by the Peregrine Forum of Wisconsin. More info at 608-442-8399.
Tonight is a community meeting on “What Do We Want For Policing In Madison?” Speakers will be Representative Chris Taylor, UW Law Professor Michael Scott, former MPD Captain Cheri Maples, Nathan Royko-Maurer, and Keith Bailey of Milwaukee Matters. This will be an open discussion and opportunity to submit your input. This is tonight from 7 to 9pm at First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow night is the monthly “Third Thursday” at the Center for Photography at Madison with a guest lecture titled “A Deepening Vision,” by Wisconsin photographer Suzanne Rose. Roze will present images from her 15 year career while sharing insights into her mindful minimalist mindset. Free and open to the public, this is tomorrow at 7pm at the Center for Photography at Madison’s Studio, 303 South Paterson Street, Door 2, second floor. More info at cpmad.org.