The National Museum of African American History and Culture - THE BLACK POWER SALUTE Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists when the United States national anthem was played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - THE BLACK POWER SALUTE Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists when the United States national anthem was played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

Les sprinters Peter Norman, Tommie Smith et John Carlos à Mexico lors de la remise des médailles

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Les sprinters Peter Norman, Tommie Smith et John Carlos à Mexico lors de la remise des médailles

Oct. 16, 1968 — “Black Power” salute, akin to the hial hitler salute.   The liberal media made this anti-American jesture a positive thing.... REA:LLY?  This is their problem.. They will never be happy until they take over, then they 'll kill each other for more power.    Black Supremacy

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Oct. 16, 1968 — “Black Power” salute, akin to the hial hitler salute. The liberal media made this anti-American jesture a positive thing.... REA:LLY? This is their problem.. They will never be happy until they take over, then they 'll kill each other for more power. Black Supremacy

The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute: African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity.  Both Americans were expelled from the Olympic Games. #BlackPower #Olympics

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The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute: African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity. Both Americans were expelled from the Olympic Games. #BlackPower #Olympics

After the race, Carlos and Smith told Norman what they were planning to do during the ceremony. As Flanagan wrote: "They asked Norman if he believed in human rights. He said he did. They asked him if he believed in God. Norman, who came from a Salvation Army background, said he believed strongly in God. We knew that what we were going to do was far greater than any athletic feat. He said, 'I'll stand with you'." Carlos said he expected to see fear in Norman's eyes. He didn't. "I saw love."

After the race, Carlos and Smith told Norman what they were planning to do during the ceremony. As Flanagan wrote: "They asked Norman if he believed in human rights. He said he did. They asked him if he believed in God. Norman, who came from a Salvation Army background, said he believed strongly in God. We knew that what we were going to do was far greater than any athletic feat. He said, 'I'll stand with you'." Carlos said he expected to see fear in Norman's eyes. He didn't. "I saw love."

Iconic American Sport Photography by Neil Leifer   Neil Leifer is an American photographer born in 1942. He caught many important moment of the American society. His sport photography is one of his most famous work. He photographed glory hours of the American Sport. From Muhammad Ali’s fight to Michael Jordan’s matches, including the black power salute from the African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the Olympics in 1968 in Mexico, all this instants are in all memories.

Iconic American Sport Photography by Neil Leifer

Iconic American Sport Photography by Neil Leifer Neil Leifer is an American photographer born in 1942. He caught many important moment of the American society. His sport photography is one of his most famous work. He photographed glory hours of the American Sport. From Muhammad Ali’s fight to Michael Jordan’s matches, including the black power salute from the African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the Olympics in 1968 in Mexico, all this instants are in all memories.

The Black Power salute of gold medallist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos during the 1968 Summer Olympic Games.

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The Black Power salute of gold medallist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos during the 1968 Summer Olympic Games.

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