Take Note: 1968 Olympians On The Legacy Of Their Protests

May 22, 2018

Tommie Smith, Wyomia Tyus and Dr. Harry Edwards.
Credit WPSU

At the 1968 Olympics, gold medalist Tommie Smith took the podium and raised his fist in what became one of the most iconic sports moments of all time. Wyomie Tyus dedicated her '68 gold medal to Smith. Sociologist Harry Edwards helped organize the protests. WPSU's Lindsey Whissel Fenton talked with Smith, Tyus, and Dr. Edwards about the lasting impact of the 1968 Olympic games.