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  • Mark Finney

    The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute was an act of protest by the African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City. Smith, Carlos and Australian silver medalist Peter Norman all wore human rights badges on their jackets. In his autobiography, Silent Gesture, Tommie Smith stated that the gesture was not a "Black Power" salute, but a "human rights salute".

  • Alexandros Anastasiadis

    The black power salute at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, was a protest made by the African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos. The Australian competitor, Peter Norman, wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge in solidarity. Tommie Smith stated in his autobiography, Silent Gesture, that the gesture was not a "black power" salute, but in fact a "human rights salute".

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