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Writers Live! Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, Dawud Anyabwile

On October 19, 1968, after winning the gold medal in the 200-meter dash, Tommie Smith and fellow American John Carlos, who won the bronze, took to the medalists’ podium and raised their gloved hands in a sign of protest against racial injustice.  Over fifty years later Tommie Smith will join us to reflect on his life and activism.   He will be joined in conversation by award-winning children’s author Derrick Barnes, and the book’s award-winning illustrator Dawud Anyabwile. 

Tommie Smith is an Olympic gold medalist, who held several world records in track and field.  

Derrick Barnes is the author of several children’s books including Crown, winner of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor. 

Dawud Anyabwile is an Emmy Award-winning illustrator and comic artist. 

This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   

To attend in-person we strongly encourage you to register here.

Virtual Meeting Information

To join virtually visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Facebook or Youtube page.


Books for sale provided by Urban Reads Bookstore.  Order your copy of Victory. Stand! here. 

Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Type

Book Discussions, Writers LIVE!, Black History, Virtual Event, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Age Group

Teens, Adults

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Adult Events Approver- for Adults

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