Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists at the 1968 Olympics

October 16

On October 16, 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. 

During a time in history, where black people were fighting for basic rights and liberties, a “raised fist” became a symbol and salute to black power. 


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Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists at the 1968 Olympics

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