After Carlos finished speaking to the group huddled together by the Occupy Madison camp in Veterans Park, listeners purchased the new book he co-wrote with sportswriter Dave Zirin, titled The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World.And that's what it's all about, kids: taking a real serious stand against a lot of issues. And moving merchandise.
John Pope waited in a short line for Carlos to autograph his copy. "[Carlos] was at the top of his athletic prowess and instead of coming home as a hero, he came home as someone who was despised by a lot of people because he took a real serious stand against a lot of issues," he said.
October 21, 2011
"John Carlos, who saluted Black Power with raised fists at 1968 Olympics, addresses Occupy Madison."
That and he's in town for the Wisconsin Book Festival with a book to promote.