Revolt of the Black Athlete

Published by
Free Press, American, 1947 - 2012
Written by
Edwards, Harry, American, born 1942
Subject of
Olympic Project for Human Rights, American, 1967 - 1968
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894
ink on paper
H x W (closed): 8 1/2 × 5 3/4 in. (21.6 × 14.6 cm)
H x W (opened): 8 1/2 × 12 7/16 in. (21.6 × 31.6 cm)
Place printed
United States, North and Central America
A copy of the book, The Revolt of the Black Athlete, written by Harry Edwards. The front cover of the book features an image of Tommie Smith and Juan Carlos raising their fists in the air at the medal ceremony during the 1968 Summer Olympics. Text above the image reads: [Harry Edwards / The Revolt Of The Black Athlete]. The book consists of 202 pages of text and photographs. The title page has several library inscriptions and a library sticker. The back of the last page has a library card slip. The back of the book has a photograph taken by Ted Streshinsky of Harry Edwards and an unidentified man. The photograph features the two men talking. Only the back of the man to the right of the image is visible. Edwards, the man at center, wears a dark jacket with pins and a dark beret and sunglasses. He is holding a cigarette with his proper right hand. Under the photograph white text reads: [Harry Edwards / Photo by Ted Streshinsky - PIX / 90900].
African American
International affairs
Race discrimination
Race relations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Dr. Harry Edwards
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© 1969 The Free Press. Permission required for use.
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