While the Star Spangled began playing, both Smith and Carlos lowered their heads and raised their fists . . . Joe Madison


The Watch Dog response: Like I have said fighting some of the same battles now from back then. But then you have folk acting like the fight just begin. GTHOH! I know what I have been working on and others around me while now some folk come on the scene trying to act like they done figured something out. Really?

On this date, in 1968, Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos took their places on the podium during the medal ceremony wearing black socks without shoes, black gloves, and civil rights badges. While the Star Spangled began playing, both Smith and Carlos lowered their heads and raised their fists, in solidarity with the Black Freedom Movement in the United States. (Joe Madison)

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