The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. Australian Silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Pr
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
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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
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
The 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. Gold medallist Tommie Smith ( centre ) and Bronze medallist John Carlos ( right ) showing the raised fist on the podium signifying black power during the American civil rights movement.
John Carlos (on right), Tommie Smith (centre) and Peter Norman, who wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge in support of their gesture. When Norman died in Carlos and Smith were pallbearers at his funeral.
Directed by Matt Norman. With Christopher Kirby, Bob Beamon, Ralph Boston, Raelene Boyle. The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?