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Fiftieth anniversary of 'black power salute' to be celebrated at lecture

10 Oct 2018

The School of Social Sciences and the Runnymede Trust are delighted to welcome Olympic gold medal winner Tommie Smith to Manchester

Fists of Defiance

The 'black power salute' of African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the 200m medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico Olympics is one of our age's iconic images.

To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the School of Social Sciences and the Runnymede Trust are delighted to welcome Tommie Smith to Manchester on Friday, 12 October at 6:15pm in University Place.

At our sixth 'Arthur Lewis Lecture', we will be screening a short documentary about the event and its aftermath, followed by a discussion between Tommie Smith and Michelle Moore - winner of the 2016 UK Precious Award for 'Outstanding Woman in Sport’ and a consultant, educator, strategist and former athlete.

After the discussion, there will be an opportunity for Q&A from the audience and, from around 8pm, a short reception in the foyer where wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.

Find out more and register to attend.