Saturday, August 17, 2013

American Legacy Magazine: A Moment's Gesture

Here's the cover story that I wrote for the Spring 2008 issue for the excellent magazine devoted to the African-American Historical experience, American Legacy.  The article was about the tumultuous events that took place leading up to and during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics culminating in the now iconic photo of Gold and Bronze Medal winners in the Men's 200 Meter Dash, Tommie Smith and John Carlos.  These two young athletes took a stand and it affects them to this day.  I was very proud of this piece and it marked my first foray into magazine writing.  Special thanks to the wonderful Audrey Peterson the editor of this magazine and who took a chance on me.  For more information about Amercian Legacy Magazine, visit their website: