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Tommie Smith - Chronology

Famous Sports StarsTrack and FieldTommie Smith Biography - A Hard-working Childhood, Civil Rights Protests, Kicked Off The Olympic Team, Chronology - CONTACT INFORMATION


1944 Born June 6, in Clarksville, Texas
1950 Moves to California with his family
1968 Wins gold medal at Mexico City Olympics, makes protest on medal stand
1968 Dropped from Olympic team as a result of his protest
1969-71 Plays with Cincinnati Bengals of National Football League (NFL)
1971 Coaches at Oberlin College
1971-present Coaches at Santa Monica College

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