On October 16, 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos performed the famous Black Power Salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
Tommie Smith had set the world record in the 200 meter race in 19.83. Australia's Peter Norman finished second, and American John Carlos finished third.
At the medal ceremony, Smith and Carlos received their medals shoeless, but with black socks to represent black poverty. Smith wore a black scarf to represent black pride. Carlos had unzipped his top to show solidarity with blue collar workers, he also wore beads "for those individuals that were lynched, or killed that no-one said a prayer for, that were hung and tarred. It was for those thrown off the side of the boats in the middle passage." Both Smith and Carlos planned to wear black gloves, but Carlos forget his, and Norman (the Australian) recommend that Carlos wear Smith's left hand glove. All three athletes wore badges for the Olympic Project for Human Rights, which was there to raise awareness of racism in sports.
When "The Star-Spangled Banner" played Smith and Carlos raised their gloved hands with their heads bowed.
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Alcohol by Volume 12.0%
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