246 - The 1968 Olympic Salute

On October the 16th, 1968, Olympic athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood with their fists in the air during the medal ceremony for the 200m sprint, a gesture that would make front page news around the world. This is the story of what led to that iconic moment and its aftermath.


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/caught-in-time-black-power-salute-mexico-1968-kpw6zfw78lh

https://www.britannica.com/event/Mexico-City-1968-Olympic-Games

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/articles/olympic-athletes-who-took-a-stand-593920/#y5HSFO8gwwgwGu8L.99

https://web.archive.org/web/20200417174345/https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/summer/1968/ATH/mens-200-metres.html

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