There has been plenty of reaction to Margaret Court's recent comments opposing equal gay rights, and it doesn't erase the irony that the former tennis great is using a platform gained from one civil rights movement to condemn another.
He participated in protests to force civil rights progress in the 1960s. So what does Andrew Young say about those who protest China's human rights record during the Olympic torch relay? Tommy Tomlinson finds out.
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the sprinters who staged a historic civil-rights protest on the medal podium at the 1968 Olympics, have been immortalized in a statue of bronze, steel and tile unveiled Monday night at San Jose State.
San Jose State broke ground Friday on the setting for a 23-foot statue of Tommie Smith and John Carlos, whose raised black-gloved fists during the 1968 Olympics put the American civil rights movement on the international stage.