John Carlos at Haverford

John Carlos at Haverford

The famous Olympian and civil rights activist, perhaps best known for raising his black-gloved fist on the medal stand in silent protest of racism and economic injustice at the 1968 Games in Mexico City, visited campus for several events, including a public talk about his life and work.

MLK at HC

A recent article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, written by a former student of Ira deA. Reid’s (and a classmate of Martin Luther King’s), includes an anecdote about how Haverford’s first tenured African American professor brought the future civil rights leader to campus in 1948.