October 2013 will be the forty-fifth anniversary of the Tommie Smith-John Carlos-Olympic Project for Human Rights protest at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. I am putting together a panel to discuss the history, scholarship, and legacy of that event and movement for the annual conference of ASALH, the Association for the Study of American Life and History, in October 2013.
Appropriate paper topics include, but are not limited to:
The Olympic Project for Human Rights and The Revolt of that Black Athlete as a social movement and/or its relationships to other social movements.
Black and Minority Athletesí Activism in the Period
Muhammad Ali and the Vietnam War
Blacks Athletes and the Unionization and Collectivism of Professional Athletes
The legacies and meanings of the Smith-Carlos Protest
Please send abstracts, contact information, and a brief academic (one paragraph) bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5, 2013. I will submit the panel to ASALH by their May 15, 2013 deadline.
1 LMU Dr.
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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