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Captured History Sports: Black Power Salute: How a Photograph Captured a Political Protest

How a Photograph Captured a Political Protest
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For Ages: Secondary
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Published: TBC
Format: Paperback, 64 pages, 260x235mm
ISBN: 9780756555306
Stock Code: 6555306
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Two American athletes made history at the 1968 Summer Olympics, but not on the track. They staged a silent protest against racial injustice. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter sprint, stood with heads bowed and black-gloved fists raised as the national anthem played during the medal ceremony. The Australian silver medalist wore a human rights badge in support. All three would pay a heavy price for their activism. A Life magazine photograph seen by millions would ensure that the silent protest was remembered, and eventually admired, as a symbol of the battle for equality and civil rights.
 
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