Film, Video John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York, 2013 August 18.

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Title
John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York, 2013 August 18.
Summary
John Carlos discusses his childhood in Harlem, New York, the changes that he saw in Harlem with the widespread use of heroin and the splintering of families, and describes the disparities in education for black children when he was growing up. He remembers the influence of black leaders including Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Carlos was recruited to run track at East Texas State University, where he experienced racial discrimination and was treated poorly by his coach. He explains his protest at the 1968 Olympics, including the symbols that he and Tommy Smith employed to protest racial discrimination, and he describes the emotional impact that the protest had on him.
Contributor Names
Carlos, John, 1945- interviewee.
Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2013.
Subject Headings
-  Carlos, John,--1945---Interviews
-  East Texas State University
-  Olympic Games--(19th :--1968 :--Mexico City, Mexico)
-  African American athletes--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--New York (State)--New York
-  Civil rights movements--United States
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in New York, New York, on August 18, 2013.
-  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  John Carlos was a member of the American Olympic track team and was the Bronze Medalist at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, where he protested racism around the world. He later played football in the NFL, and worked as a counselor and track and field coach.
-  The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
-  In English.
-  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
Medium
9 video files of 9 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (127 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (68 pages).
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0103
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0103
afc2010039text.afc2010039_crhp0103_Carlos_transcript
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669202
Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
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video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669202
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Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Carlos, John, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York. 2013. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669202/.

APA citation style:

Carlos, J., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669202/.

MLA citation style:

Carlos, John, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York. 2013. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669202/>.

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