Olympian, Occupy Wall Street Speaker to Visit Harper College

Seen around the world, John Carlos' Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and remains an iconic image in sports and civil rights history.

Now a speaker on behalf of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Carlos will visit Harper College - months ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London - to share his inspiring journey as a lifelong activist, Olympian and author at the forefront of social change.

His lecture, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23, will detail his background as a medaled U.S.A. Track and Field Hall of Fame athlete, professional football player and founding member of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. A question-and-answer session will be part of the event, and Carlos' book, "The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World," will be available for purchase and signing.

His talk will be held in the J Theatre, Room J143, Building J on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

Tickets are $8 for general admission with discounts for seniors and students.

Call 847.925.6100 or visit the Online Box Office.

Contact: Erin Brooks, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159.