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Olympic Racial Protest

October 16, 1968
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18.4 × 21.4 cm (7 1/4 × 8 7/16 in.)
Paper: 20.3 × 25.4 cm (8 × 10 in.)
Gift of The Associated Press
1992.0902.0020
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Inscriptionsrecto BC (typed): (M076) MEXICO CITY, Oct. 16 (AP) OLYMPIC RACIAL PROTEST- Extending black- \ gloved hands skyward in racial protest, American Negro runners Tommie \ Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward during playing of the Star \ Spangled Banner after receiving gold and bronze medals, respectively, \ for their performances in 100 meter run. At left is Peter Norman of \ Australia, who took silver medal. (APWIREPHOTO) (rw/stf)1968

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