Black Stand for Civil Rights at Mexico Olympics

This article was originally posted at http://moti-athletics-histo.blogspot.com2012/02/black-stand-for-civil-rights-at-mexico.html Peter Norman, Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Mexico Olympic Games podium Talking about athletic performances, Mexico 1968 Olympic Games rank among the very best in history. The world record was broken in no less than 15 specialties, including up to five times by three different […]

Interview with Ernie Bullard on Bud Winter

Recorded in September 2011, Jimson Lee of SpeedEndurance interviews Ernie Bullard near his home in Stockton, CA. The topic was Bud Winter and Speed City. Here is the interview on YouTube: You can download the MP4 file here for your computer, iPad or iPhone.

Black American Distance Runners who Competed for Speed City during the Early 1960s

NOTE: The original article can be found at: This article will focus on the Black American distance runners who competed for San Jose State College (SJSC) during the early 1960s. In the fall of 1962, James Meridith grabbed national attention while attempting to transfer from the all-Black Jackson State College to the all-white University […]

Life Lessons from Speed City by Jim Adkins

Lee Evans, African-American and Gold Medalist in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in the 400-meter dash, allowed me to observe his life up close. I saw the treatment he received by whites. Lee and I were teammates on the San Jose State track team from 1967-1969. This gave me first hand exposure to both the […]