On View
Sports Gallery
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Published by
The Washington Post Company, American, founded 1947
Issued by
Newsweek, Inc., American, founded 1933
Edited by
Elliott, Osborn, American, 1924 - 2008
Subject of
Smith, Tommie, American, born 1944
July 15, 1968
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 11 1/8 × 8 3/8 × 1/4 in. (28.3 × 21.3 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 1/8 × 16 9/16 × 7/16 in. (28.3 × 42.1 × 1.1 cm)
Newsweek magazine, July 15, 1968 edition. The front cover features a full color image of Tommie Smith sprinting on an outdoor track. He is wearing a yellow tank top with green text that reads [SANTA CLARA] across the front and green athletic shorts with yellow stripes that run down the proper left and right sides of the shorts. He is also wearing sunglasses, calf-length white socks, and red and blue running cleats. The masthead is printed in white text, [Newsweek], across the top of the cover, with part of the word, [sw], obscured by Smith’s head and shoulders. Just below the masthead is a white banner with black text that includes the date, [JULY 15, 1968], above Smith’s proper right shoulder and the price, [50c], above Smith’s proper left shoulder. The main cover line is printed in white type on the bottom right in white text that reads, [THE / ANGRY / BLACK / ATHLETE] with the model credit [Champion Sprinter / TOMMIE SMITH] below in yellow. The back cover features a full page advertisement for gin with large black text at the top that reads [100% / Dry Gin] above a color image of a full glass of clear liquid with lemon and cherry garnishes, next to a bottle of Calvert Gin, with text on the left side of the image that reads [The end / of a / long road.]. This magazine issue is eighty-eight (88) pages.
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
magazines (periodicals)
Black power
Civil rights
Mass media
Race relations
Track and field
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© 1968 Newsweek, Inc. Permission required for use.
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