Film, Video John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York, 2013-08-18.

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Title
John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York, 2013-08-18.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Cline, David P., 1969- (Interviewer)
Carlos, John P. (Interviewee)
Created / Published
New York, New York, August 18, 2013
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  African American athletes--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--New York (State)--New York
-  Olympic Games (19th : 1968 : Mexico City, Mexico)
-  East Texas State University
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- New York -- New York
Genre
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  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.
-  Biographical History: 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.
-  Acquisition Note: 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.
-  Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Conditions Governing Access: 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.
-  Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Medium
9 video files of 9 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (127 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (68 pages)
Call Number/Physical Location
afc2010039_crhp0103_Carlos_transcript.docx
afc2010039_crhp0103_mv01.mov
afc2010039_crhp0103_mv02.mov
afc2010039_crhp0103_mv03.mov
afc2010039_crhp0103_mv04.mov
afc2010039_crhp0103_mv05.mov
afc2010039_crhp0103_mv06.mov
afc2010039_crhp0103_mv07.mov
afc2010039_crhp0103_mv08.mov
afc2010039_crhp0103_mv09.mov
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
image
online text
video

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Chicago citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and John P Carlos. John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York, 2013-08-18. New York, New York, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0103/. (Accessed March 29, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U. S., Cline, D. P. & Carlos, J. P. (2013) John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York, 2013-08-18. New York, New York. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0103/.

MLA citation style:

Civil Rights History Project, U.S, David P Cline, and John P Carlos. John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York, 2013-08-18. New York, New York, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0103/>.