- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Zena Edwards & Jamie Woon.
DJ Debbie presents ... Dr Tommie Smith -
DJ Debbie, aka Debbie Golt, starts the first of a short series of Leftfield Culture Encounters presenting an interview with none other than Dr Tommie Smith - the Olympic Gold Medallist - who took a major stand for human rights with his Black Power Salute on the victors' podium in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Still determined to make a difference he now has the Tommie Smith Foundation which makes a huge contribution to young people's well being through a number of interventions & opportunities.
In August 2011 Debbie met Dr Tommie Smith and others in a pre Olympics delegation - including Hodari B Davis, Michael Jeffries and young people from Black Wings and Young Gifted and Black, in London at the height of the then troubles. The event was organised by Rebop Productions. A return visit is planned during the 2012 Olympics in London & Debbie feels the impact already. It's a timely interview on the eve of the 2012 Olympic Games in London