“The Angry Black Athlete”
High in the LA Coliseum stands, Tommie Smith stood in a huddle of friends. Smith, the sprinter who holds ten world records, had just won a 200-meter dash that was one of the most important of his life. A radioman thrust a long microphone toward him and began, “Tommy, you ran with real power out there…” Call it black power” said Smith. End of interview.
Newsweek July 15, 1968