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The story behind this iconic Olympics protest I VOX

Discussion in 'History' started by AndrewvanZyl, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter



    Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s 1968 US national anthem protest, explained. The image of sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City is an enduring image of silent protest. But the key to understanding it goes beyond the black-gloved fists.
     

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