Those involved with Dr Tommie Smith’s visit: Thank you


Thanks to those people who played such a positive role.

OBV would like to thank a number of people who played such a positive role during the visit of 1968 legendary Olympian Dr Tommie Smith.

Organising and hosting a UK film premiere was not easy, along with a number of talks and dinner in honour of Tommie Smith. But with good people around we managed it all, including a most memorable film premiere evening.

Therefore, OBV would particularly like to thank:

Tom Leary, Minister Counselor of the American Embassy for opening the premiere. Trevor Phillips, for chairing the Q&A, Tessa Sanderson, Garth Crooks, for also being on the panel with Tommie Smith. Iqbal Wahhab for hosting a memorial dinner at the Cinnamon Club, Dr Rami Ranger for his donation towards the visit, Steve Howells, CEO of Freshwater, who helped behind the scenes to put on all the events, the OBV team, and above all Tommie and Delois Smith, for making the events possible and truly memorable.

Thank you.

Simon Woolley, OBV


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I am struggling to understand what Trevor Phillips was doing at the UK première of Salute considering the part he played in assisting New Labour in sending out condescending messages to the Black and Minority Ethnic citizens?