Posted by panch from customer-148-233-78-70.uninet.net.mx (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 7:50PM :
In Reply to: One helluva brave young lady! posted by Sadie from D007170.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 1:21PM :
John Carlos and Tommy Smith, two exceptionsl men and athletes, raised black gloved clenched fists and bowed their head as they stood on the podium to receive their medals at the 68 Olympics in Mexico...they were told to leave the next day.
My first sculpture was inspired by their example...a clenched fist and forearm.
Of COURSE these events are all political...how could they not be?
And the greatest protest of them all came from the greatest athlete of them all...Muhammad Ali...who famously said he would not be inducted to serve in Vietnam because, "No Viet Cong ever called me Nigger"!
Bravo lady...itīs ALL political.
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