A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of the... More

A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of the... More

El Black Power salute de Tommie Smith y John Carlos, en el podio junto con Peter Norman (izq.), en el Estadio Olímpico el 16 de octubre de 1968 Foto: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

El Black Power salute de Tommie Smith y John Carlos, en el podio junto con Peter Norman (izq.), en el Estadio Olímpico el 16 de octubre de 1968 Foto: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Iconic Photo That Sent Shock Waves Throughout The World, 1968 Olympics

The Iconic Photo That Sent Shock Waves Throughout The World, 1968 Olympics

The 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Black Power Salute. Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists on the podium in a silent salute against racism in the United States. Both were expelled from the games.

The 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Black Power Salute. Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists on the podium in a silent salute against racism in the United States. Both were expelled from the games.

African-American athletes suspended from Olympics.  Oct 16, 1968 Tommie Smith and John Carlos were suspended from the Mexico City Olympics for the Black Power salute at the awards ceremony. | African American Registry

African-American athletes suspended from Olympics. Oct 16, 1968 Tommie Smith and John Carlos were suspended from the Mexico City Olympics for the Black Power salute at the awards ceremony. | African American Registry

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Black Power Salute

Black Power Salute

American sprinters Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right), after winning gold and bronze Olympic medals in the 200m, respectively, raise their fists in a Black Power salute, Mexico, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left.

American sprinters Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right), after winning gold and bronze Olympic medals in the 200m, respectively, raise their fists in a Black Power salute, Mexico, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left.

After the race, Carlos and Smith told Norman what they were planning to do during the ceremony. As Flanagan wrote: "They asked Norman if he believed in human rights. He said he did. They asked him if he believed in God. Norman, who came from a Salvation Army background, said he believed strongly in God. We knew that what we were going to do was far greater than any athletic feat. He said, 'I'll stand with you'." Carlos said he expected to see fear in Norman's eyes. He didn't. "I saw love."

After the race, Carlos and Smith told Norman what they were planning to do during the ceremony. As Flanagan wrote: "They asked Norman if he believed in human rights. He said he did. They asked him if he believed in God. Norman, who came from a Salvation Army background, said he believed strongly in God. We knew that what we were going to do was far greater than any athletic feat. He said, 'I'll stand with you'." Carlos said he expected to see fear in Norman's eyes. He didn't. "I saw love."

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