1968 Olympics: Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute in the 1968 Summer Olympics while Silver medalist Peter Norman (left) wears an OPHR badge to show his support for the two Americans
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Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U. athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the
When you think of world-famous Olympic athletes, the name Peter Norman probably does not come to mind. But that’s soon about to change. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Tommie Smith broke records when he won the 200-meter dash finals and gold medal in 19.83 seconds. But his Black Power salute, alongside fellow runner John Carlos atop the medal...
Gold medalist Tommie Smith (center) and bronze medalist John Carlos (right) raise black-gloved fists during the American national anthem at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Australian sprinter Peter Norman, who won silver in the 200 meters and supported
Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) make their controversial protest at the 1968 Olympics. Silver medallist Peter Norman, from Australia (left), empathised and wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge in support
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter run at the 1968 Olympic Games, engage in a victory stand protest against unfair treatment of blacks in the United States. With heads lowered and black-gloved fists raised in the black power salute, they refused to recognize the American flag and national anthem. Australian Peter Norman is the silver medalist.