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1968 Olympics

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1968 Olympics

Tommie Smith (Gold Medalist) and John Carlos (Bronze Medalist) give the Black Power salute during the 200 meter ceremony at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Perhaps the most memorable photo of the 20th century, Smith and Carlos were stripped of their medals and banned fomr the Olympics. to the powers tht be, their demonstration was an act of treason; to the Black world, it was a gesture of solidarity and opposition to racism. the Olympics were only three months after the assination of Martin Luther King, Jr.