Tommie Smith and John Carlos' famous salute
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Iconic Olympic Moments
7. Tommie Smith and John Carlos' famous salute
The Black Power Salute of 1968. Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 metre run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968.