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In his autobiography, Silent Gesture, Smith stated that the gesture was not a “Black Power” salute, but a “human rights salute”. …
In a perfect world we would keep politics and sport separate.
We don’t live in a perfect world.
On Nov. 1, Smith and Carlos will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed because of their “character, conduct and off-field contributions,” as well as their athletic achievements.
Nancy Armour – USA TODAY – Opinion: ‘We were wrong,’ as USOPC finally do right by Tommie Smith, John Carlos
It’s been 51 years since the USA expelled Tommie and John. Time to make it right.
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- allowing athletes to speak freely – Race Imboden kneels on the podium