Tuesday, January 16, 2018

John Malveaux: Santa Monica Westside Coalition Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Honored Dr. Tommie C. Smith, Gold Medalist in 1968 Olympics

Anita DeFrantz, Dr. Tommie C. Smith & Wife

Ira L. Gottlieb

John Malveaux of 

Jan 15, 2018 attended Santa Monica Dr. MLK Jr. Westside Coalition 33rd celebration of Dr. MLK Jr. honoring Dr. Tommie C. Smith, 200 meter Olympic Gold Medalist, XIX Olympiad, 1968. Tommie Smith stood on the victory stand, draped with gold medal and raised a clinched fist covered in a black glove. See Tommie Smith entering reception before program with Anita DeFrantz-member of International Olympic Committee (left) and his wife (right). Anita DeFrantz later introduced Tommie to speak during the program. Also attending event was attorney Ira L Gottlieb who successfully defended a high school student who refused to stand for the national anthem
http://www.latimes.com/…/la-me-ln-student-athlete-kneel-201… See pic 1 of Anita DeFrantz, Dr. Tommie Smith and wife (right). Pic 2 attorney Ira L. Gottlieb.

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