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Olympic Moment 1968

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Olympic Moment 1968
Tommie Smith's and John Carlos' courageous unifying gesture during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Often misinterpreted as anti-American, instead it was a reaffirmation of pride, and a notice to the world that racism still existed. They made a sacrifice which took its toll on them and their families for decades, but they and their actions were validated and vindicated on the 40th anniversary of that moment.
Posted on March 26, 2011



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