Roller Derby for Girls

Roller Derby for Girls

Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track, they have all kinds of matches whilst doing so. Basically one of the teams needs to be the fastest; the players are very rough with each other in order to accomplish a win. Roller skating marathons became populair in the 1930s, just like the dance marathons. Roller Derby is a sport with a high entertaiment value; the same kind the american wrestling matches have.

The black and white image is made at a Roller Derby match in 1948, taken from Time/Life Magazine. (read the article and see more images here at time.com)
Continue reading

Olympic Games 1968 Mexico

black power salute mexico games 1968

Olympic summer games 1968 in Mexico: black power salute: U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward saluting during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner  in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968.  (AP Photo/FILE) Smith and Carlos, 1st and 3rd in the 200m,  also showed their solidarity for the Black Panther movement by wearing gloves, they also wore no shoes to protest black poverty, and beads around their necks to protest lynching. Within hours, they were stripped of their medals and sent home. (more)
Greene mexico 1968bob beamon 1968 mexicoLeft; GREENE, bronze medalist in the 100 m race, demonstrating against US race discrimination by clutching his fist on the podium. 1968. Right; Bob BEAMON, winner of the long jump, receiving the gold medal. He jumped at lenght 8 m 90, improve upon the world best reference by 55 cm
Lee evans 1968
Lee EVANS, winner of the 400 m in 43,86 sec. 1968.  All black and white photo’s above by ©Raymond Depardon/Magnum Photos


I couldn’t find a recording of just the salute. Though this clip is very interesting, “the salute” doesn’t come with the original sound, wich makes it less powerful than it was in reality.black panther party
Black Panther Party/http://www.blackpanther.org