Source evaluation #2

My first source is another article from the New York Times, One Moment in Time by Gordon Marino. This source draws more attention to what led the black athletes to protest and the aftermath of what happens to the athletes after the protest is seen worldwide.

I find this source very good for my research because it gets quotes from the athletes and the people around the salute. “One word led to another, and within minutes the two were locked in a near-violent confrontation. Marino” This near violent confrontation occurred when Harry Edwards wanted better living space for black athletes at San Jose State. This is another example of the racial issues that led to the black athletes wanting to boycott the Olympics and the black power salute. “The American news media were brutal. At home, most blacks smiled; most whites smoldered. Marino” This newspaper article talks about the aftermath of the black power salute and how it affected Tommie Smith and John Carlos. As the quote says the News media wanted to turns the salute into a form of disrespect towards America and what it stands for.

My last source is a documentary about the black power salute and the athlete’s involved with the salute. This documentary also focused on the the black track athletes before the Olympics and their time at San Jose State. The documentary gives an inside look at the athletes by interviewing them and getting a chance to hear their point of view which was nice.

Marino, Gordon. One Moment in Time. New York Times.


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