Black Power Salute (1968)

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, at the height of the American Civil Rights movement, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos took gold and bronze in the 200-meter dash. After receiving their medals on the Olympic podium, the two black men raised gloved fists, which was the salute of the Black Panther movement.

( Getty Images / January 24, 2014 )

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, at the height of the American Civil Rights movement, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos took gold and bronze in the 200-meter dash. After receiving their medals on the Olympic podium, the two black men raised gloved fists, which was the salute of the Black Panther movement.

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