9. Tommie Smith and John Carlos
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What do you find most interesting about the story of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics Black Power Salute?
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On October 16, 1968, American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos the Black Power salute during a medal ceremony, American track athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos lost their membership on the US Olympic team. The posture and gesture were intended to call attention to the experiences of African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.