Victory. Stand! by
Call Number: YA B Smith (NEW)
During the medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Tommie Smith, the gold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, and John Carlos, the bronze medal winner, stood on the podium and raised their fists to protest racial injustice. Both men were forced to leave the Olympics, received death threats, and faced ostracism. In this graphic novel-style memoir, Smith looks back on his childhood growing up in rural Texas through to his stellar athletic career, culminating in his historic victory and Olympic podium protest..