1968 Olympic Champion John Carlos at the University of Maryland

John Wesley Carlos and author Dave Zirin are on a book tour discussing The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World.

John Carlos (far right) and Tommie Smith (middle) in 1968.

Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement.

The pair will speak tonight at the University of Maryland and will be at the National Portrait Gallery tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5th from 6-7pm.