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Black History Fact - Black Power Fist

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Black History Facts
Black History Facts
February 6, 2019
Black Power Fist
In the 1968 Olympics gold medal winners Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised the Black Power fist while on the medal podium. The kept their fist raised during the playing of the National Anthem as an act of protest. The Black Power fist represented those who were against the political and racial injustice in America. This act of protest led to Smith and Carlos receiving death threats from racist Americans.

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