Hopita (hopita) wrote,

The Olympics have got me thinking about this moment

From http://www.popartuk.com/photography/mexico-city-olympics-st3245-poster.asp :

"Victorious athletes take to the winners podium at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.With the war in Vietnam in full progress, the recent assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. More world records were broken in Mexico City than at any other Games, Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos lowered their heads and raised their fists in a “Black Panther” salute. In this way, they protested against racism in America."
Tags: history, pictures, protests

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