HAPPY 72nd BIRTHDAY TO THE LEGENDARY, MR. JOHN CARLOS!!!!!! John Wesley Carlos is a former track and field athlete and professional football player. After winning the bronze medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics, his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much politi...HAPPY 72nd BIRTHDAY TO THE LEGENDARY, MR. JOHN CARLOS!!!!!! John Wesley Carlos is a former track and field athlete and professional football player. After winning the bronze medal in the 200…

HAPPY 72nd BIRTHDAY TO THE LEGENDARY, MR. JOHN CARLOS!!!!!! John Wesley Carlos is a former track and field athlete and professional football player. After winning the bronze medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics, his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much politi...HAPPY 72nd BIRTHDAY TO THE LEGENDARY, MR. JOHN CARLOS!!!!!! John Wesley Carlos is a former track and field athlete and professional football player. After winning the bronze medal in the 200…

HAPPY 73rd BIRTHDAY, TO LEGENDARY, MR. TOMMIE SMITH! !! Tommie Smith is a former track & field athlete and wide receiver in the American Football League. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith won the 200-meter dash finals in 19.83 seconds – the 1st time the 20 second barrier was broken. His Black Power...HAPPY 73rd BIRTHDAY, TO LEGENDARY, MR. TOMMIE SMITH! !! Tommie Smith is a former track & field athlete and wide receiver in the American Football League. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith won…

HAPPY 73rd BIRTHDAY, TO LEGENDARY, MR. TOMMIE SMITH! !! Tommie Smith is a former track & field athlete and wide receiver in the American Football League. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith won the 200-meter dash finals in 19.83 seconds – the 1st time the 20 second barrier was broken. His Black Power...HAPPY 73rd BIRTHDAY, TO LEGENDARY, MR. TOMMIE SMITH! !! Tommie Smith is a former track & field athlete and wide receiver in the American Football League. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith won…

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - THE BLACK POWER SALUTE Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists when the United States national anthem was played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - THE BLACK POWER SALUTE Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists when the United States national anthem was played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

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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