Black Olympic Highlights and More

This week on the Confab: Join Staff Writer Jenée Desmond-Harris as she chats with Associate Editor Brett Johnson and Assistant Editor Akoto Ofori-Atta about The Root's Olympic highlights, John Carlos' black power salute at the 1968 games and the Mississippi church that wouldn't marry an African-American couple. 

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