Silent Gesture: Autobiography of Tommie Smith

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Index

A
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem. See Alcindor, Lew
Activism at San Jose State, 95–103
1965 protest march, 100–101, 103, 108–13
Olympic boycott idea, 22, 23, 148, 157–58, 159–68
Alcindor, Lew, 162–63, 167
Ali, Muhammad, 93, 158, 251
Apartheid, 158
Athlete of the Year honors, 83
Auctioning track artifacts, 228–30

B
BBC post-Olympic interview, 173
Beamon, Bob, 174
Bergey, Bill, 189
Berlin Olympics (1936), 120
Black Panthers, 99, 161, 176
Black Power, 16, 22, 161
Bond, Julian, 185
Boston, Ralph, 145, 166
Boycott, Olympic (idea of), 22, 23, 148, 157–58, 159–68
Brown, Jim, 91, 183–84
Brown, Paul, 186–87
Brown, Reynaldo, 168
Brown v. Board of Education, 56, 75
Brundage, Avery, 165–66, 170
Byrd, Marquita, 9

C
Carlos, John, 21–22, 25–27, 29, 133, 173, 235
disagreements with, 140–45
early relationship with, 135–37
first meeting, 136
hardships of, 144
Olympic race performance, 31–33
personality of, 138, 144–47
relationship with, 135–47
at SJSU commemoration, 2–19
version of Olympic ceremony, 140–41
Carty, George, 10
Central Union Elementary School, 57–67
Cherry, Loye, 10
Cincinnati Bengals, 186–89
Civil rights movement, 95–96. See also Activism at San Jose State
Clark, Dr. Robert, 10, 159, 176–78
Clarksville, Texas, 42–53
Clayton, Kirk, 133
College recruitment, 69–70
Compton, Maurice, 133
Connolly, Harold, 169
Cosell, Howard
interview in Mexico City, 14, 172–73, 174
interviews at Oberlin College, 196–97

D
Davis, Al, 186
Davis, Hal, 133
Davis, Ron, 234
Davis, Sam, 133
de Alba, Alfonso, 3, 7–8
Death threats, 22, 163–64
Deford, Frank, 155
Delo2K Enterprises, 224, 225

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • 1 - Welcome Home 1
  • 2 - October 16, 1968 20
  • 3 - Out of the Fields 42
  • 4 - The Biggest City I Had Ever Seen 73
  • 5 - Run before You Walk 95
  • 6 - The Coach and the Professor 114
  • 7 - Linked Forever 135
  • 8 - No Gold, No Glove 148
  • 9 - Paying the Price 172
  • 10 - Going Underground 194
  • 11 - Families Lost, and Found 211
  • 12 - It Will Outlive Me 233
  • Epilogue - Silent and Eternal 255
  • Acknowledgments 259
  • Index 261
  • About the Authors 267
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