Black Power at the 1968 Olympics

Photo of magazine clipping of iconic Olympic protest.

“IN THE ’60s PROTEST took many forms. But the raised fist was the signature image of the Black Power Movement. In 1968 sprinters Tommie Smith (right) and John Carlos took protest to new heights – in Smith’s case to the gold-medal platform of the Olympics victory stand. (Carlos won silver) For their action, both men were eventually banned from future Games.

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