Tommie Smith

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Tommie Smith and John Carlos - At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, the iconic image of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their gloved fists in the air in a Black Power salute as the American anthem played made headlines around the world, stirring controversy and getting the two men banned from the Olympics. At the games, Smith won the gold medal for the 200-meter dash and Carlos won the bronze. (Photo: Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

This Day in Black History: Oct. 16, 1968

Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise fists at the Olympics.