Tommie Smith and John Carlos extending black gloved fists skyward during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City remains a moment etched in US history…….Black History.
Gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos showing the raised fist on the podium after the 200m race at the 1968 Summer Olympics; both wear Olympic Project for Human Rights badges. Peter Norman also wears an OPHR badge in solidarity to Smith and Carlos.
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‘Tommie Smith and John Carlos (wearing black gloves and socks) rose their fists in support of the struggle for Black freedom while being awarded the 200-meter Olympic Gold and Bronze Medals respectively on this date October 16, 1968.’
(photo: Peter Norman, Tommie Smith and John Carlos)