Podium is delighted to offer a rare opportunity to attend a Q&A with renowned athlete and academic Dr Tommie Smith. Dr Smith, along with his teammate John Carlos, raised a clenched fist, covered in a black glove, in a historic stand for human rights, liberation and solidarity on receiving their gold and bronze medals at the 1968 Olympic Games.

The event will begin with a screening of the documentary Salute, a film written, directed and produced by Matt Norman, nephew of 200m silver medallist Peter Norman, who shared the victory podium with Tommie Smith and John Carlos. Salute provides an insight behind what remains a symbolic moment in the history of the African-American Civil Rights Movement and one of the most iconic Olympic moments of all time.

Podium is working in partnership with the University of Westminster who will be hosting the film screening and Q&A session in the Old Cinema theatre and the NUS Black Students’ Campaign.

This is a rare opportunity for a UK audience to meet with and pose questions to Dr Tommie Smith and as such tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

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