Sports & Resistance
Against The Current vol. 118

Asen, Peter Ian
Date Written:  2005-09-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2005
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13187

The two most famous fists in American history belong to Tommie Smith and John Carlos. In 1968, Smith and Carlos finished gold and bronze, respectively, in the 200-meter dash competition in the Olympic Games in Mexico City. Just months before, the two African-American men, both members of the Olympic Committee to Protect Human Rights (OPHR), had been considering a boycott of the games with their fellow OPHR members.

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