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Olympics / Carlos / Black Power #198096

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 24, 1968
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(Studio) John Carlos, 1 of Olympic athletes suspended for raising clenched fist, holds news conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) With black power leaders, H. Rap. Brown and Stokely Carmichael, Carlos recs. hero's welcome. Begins national spking. tour. Tommie Smith to join Carlos later. [CARLOS - says honored and pleased to find that everyone with us on platform at Olympics.] [BROWN - wishes 14 years leg trouble to blacks who participated in games illegally.] [CARMICHAEL - says we'll pick our own heroes.] Carlos offered bronze medal to black museum. [CARLOS - says didn't believe in national anthem but stood up anyway. Won't see him do it again. If things not changed by `72 they'll be running around flameless stadium.] Howard University students greet Carlos. United Nations African representatives to greet Carlos and Smith Friday
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal

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