Chat with Tommie Smith

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Tedy Bruschi In 2008, Smith gave Usain Bolt one of his shoes from the '68 Olympics.

Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, former Olympic sprinter Tommie Smith stops by to chat as part of's tribute to Black History Month.

At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith broke the world and Olympic records with a time of 19.83 seconds and became the 200-meter Olympic champion. Smith and fellow American medal winner John Carlos stood on the victory podium and raised a clinched fist, covered in a black leather glove in a historic stand for human rights.

Since his protest, Tommie has been inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, the California Black Sports Hall of Fame, the Bay Area Hall of Fame, the San Jose State University Sports Hall of Fame and in 1999 won the Sportsman of the Millennium Award.

Send your questions now and join Smith Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. ET!

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