Silent Gesture

The Autobiography of Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith with David Steele

Author Tommie Smith received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, 2008

Named one of two “Adult Nonfiction Honor Books” by The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)., 2008

Nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category “Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography”, 2008

"This is a book about principle, commitment, belief; and consequences. And the consequences of consequences. Tommie Smith says his gesture was done in the name of human rights, and in these pages, he offers himself up, in the fullest-the complexity, the scars, the pain, and the affirmation of his own humanity. Should there ever be an appointed time, would that I might show half the commitment and courage. Bravissimo!"
—Delroy Lindo

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