By Ryan McCarthy
Tommie Smith, who as a U.S. Olympian raised a gloved-fist during the medal ceremony 50 years ago in Mexico City, spoke Thursday at Solano College about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s hope that the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners would one day be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
“I am living Dr. King’s dream,” Smith said.
A Georgia resident, Smith noted King during his “I have a dream” speech in 1963 referred to the red hills of Georgia as the site for that table of brotherhood.