Olympians, 13 Journalists Recognized by Advocates for Free Speech
(VOA): Advocates of free speech recently honored about a dozen U.S. journalists who uncovered widespread sexual misconduct in politics, sports and movies, as well as a pair of Olympians who used their fame in a controversial bid to bring injustices to light half a century ago. In 1968, U.S. Olympians John Carlos and Tommie Smith bowed their heads and raised their fists on the medal stand at the Summer Olympics to protest injustices toward African Americans. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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Published Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2018 | 12:45 PM