Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Wayback Machine: 1968
I attended my daughter's college graduation from San Jose State University this Memorial Day Weekend and was honored to witness the presentation of honorary doctorates to John Carlos and Tommy Smith.
If those names don't ring a bell, the picture of them raising their black gloved fists from the podium at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City should. It is truly one of the most iconic images of the century. At the time extremely controversial and certainly brave in that turbulent year.
I was sitting behind the podium and somewhat far, but was able to grab a couple of snaps using a 70-200mm lens.