WorldCat Identities

Smith, Tommie 1944-

Works: 14 works in 32 publications in 2 languages and 1,414 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Slides 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV697.S65, 796.42092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tommie Smith
Salute by Gilbert & George( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 16 October 1968, the image of two black American athletes, heads bowed, black gloved fists raised into the night sky in the so called 'Black Power' salute, rocked the Olympic movement to its very core and also sent shockwaves throughout the world; a world already reeling from the recent assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Senator Robert Kennedy, China's Cultural Revolution, the brutal murder of hundreds of Mexican students, and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations. In the intervening 40 years, the salute has become an iconic image, not only for the Olympics, but of the 20th century. While most focus their attention on the Americans, there was a third individual on the 200 metres victory dais that night. A biography of the white Australian who stood tall, proudly wearing, alongside his silver medal, a civil rights badge in support of the silent protest made against racial discrimination. For the first time ever, the full story of the protest is told with input from all three Olympic medalists. Norman's life was never the same after the Olympics. In ensuing years he paid a heavy price for his fame. He turned his back on his Salvation Army faith; walked out on his first wife and three young children; remarried and had a second family; suffered an horrendous injury during an ill-fated comeback to athletics aged 42; battled alcohol and prescription drug abuse; and died suddenly aged 64 following quadruple heart surgery. Olympian, activist, humanist, father - Peter Norman was many things to many people. However the one indisputable truth is, because of Norman's efforts in that famous race, he remains the most successful sprinter in Australia's proud Olympic history
Sprinting( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improve your sprinting skills by training with Tommie Smith, one of today's foremost track & field coaches
La boîte noire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé: En décembre 1989, la télévision d'État roumaine diffuse en direct les événements qui précipitent la chute du régime de Nicolae Ceausescu. Mexico, 1968, au moment de monter sur le podium, deux des champions de l'épreuve du 200 mètres lèvent un poing ganté et baissent la tête en signe de protestation envers la discrimination raciale que règne dans leur pays
Black power( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A discussion between American writer Nat Hentoff and William F. Buckley on the meaning of the term "Black Power," its opponents and implications for race relations and the Black community. Includes significant discussion of the quality of education in "Black ghettos," the writings of James Baldwin and the removal of Adam Clayton Powell from office
Race 1968 Mexico Olympics and the struggle for civil rights( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents a recording of a radio program, broadcast over BBC Radio 4, recounting the struggle for civil rights as depicted at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games
Silent Gesture : autobiography of Tommie Smith by Tommie Smith( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olympic gold medal-winning track athlete most remembered for raising his black-gloved right fist while on the medal podium at the Olympics discusses what the gesture meant to him and its lasting impact on his life as an educator and coach
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Silent Gesture : autobiography of Tommie Smith
Alternative Names
Tomijs Smits

Tommie Smith Amerikaans Gridiron Footballspeler

Tommie Smith amerykański lekkoatleta

Tommie Smith athlète américain

Tommie Smith atleta e giocatore di football americano statunitense

Tommie Smith atleta ya retirado estadounidense

Tommie Smith US-amerikanischer Sprinter und Olympiasieger

Τόμι Σμιθ

Томми Смит американский легкоатлет (спринтерский бег)

Томмі Сміт

טומי סמית'

تامی اسمیت

토미 스미스



English (28)

French (2)