Oberlin College’s Heisman Club and the Presidential Initiative on Racial Equity and Diversity present ‘‘The Fist is Still Raised: A Conversation with Tommie Smith.’’
Heisman Club board member and Hall of Fame inductee George Smith ’87 will moderate the Zoom discussion. He is a coanchor with WKOW 27 News in Madison, Wisconsin, and a former correspondent for ESPN.
Preregistration is required for this event.
Smith won the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics with a world-record time of 19.83. Standing on the medal podium, along with his teammate John Carlos, Smith raised a fist to protest racism and injustice against Black Americans in the United States. A controversial gesture at the time, it remains a symbolic moment in history.