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    The Black Power salute was a protest by the African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony at 1968 Olympics Mexico City. As they turned to hear the national anthem of America, they each raised a black-gloved fist and kept them raised throughout. Smith, Carlos and Australian silver medalist Peter Norman wore human rights badges on their jackets. The event was one of the most overtly political statements in the history of the modern Olympic Games

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