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The Huffington Post
Civil Rights Activist Tells Grads To Be The Next 'Greatest Generation'own ideals, Interim President Susan Martin said in a statement. It was Edwards
Civil Rights Activist Tells Grads To Be The Next 'Greatest Generation'
The Huffington Post / Posted an hour ago
own ideals, Interim President Susan Martin said in a statement. It was Edwards who inspired SJSU students Tommie Smith and John Carlos to make the Black Power salute on the podium at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico -- an overtly political... Read more
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The Inyo Register
Today in history (Oct. 18)first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet. 1968 – The U.S.
Today in history (Oct. 18)
The Inyo Register / Posted 20 hours ago
first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet. 1968 – The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "Black Power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games. 1977 – German Autumn: a... Read more
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The Advocate
Edward Pratt: Remembering my own days of student protestto protest the unfair treatment of African-Americans across the country. In ou
Edward Pratt: Remembering my own days of student protest
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
to protest the unfair treatment of African-Americans across the country. In our minds, we were like Olympic sprinters John Carlos and Tommy Smith when they raised their black-gloved fists on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.... Read more
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birminghammail
George Foreman: I was DOPED before Ali's Rumble In Jungle victoryhe’d received the same acid slur after gaining gold during a racially-charged O
George Foreman: I was DOPED before Ali's Rumble In Jungle victory
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
he’d received the same acid slur after gaining gold during a racially-charged Olympics. While runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in a black power salute, Foreman excitedly waved the Star Spangled Banner. His was not a... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
West Point correct not to punishI saw a Black raised fist. I was watching the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico Ci
West Point correct not to punish
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
I saw a Black raised fist. I was watching the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and two Black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raised their black-gloved fists and bowed their heads on the medal ceremony stand during the playing of the “The... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Self-proclaimed 'barefoot burglar' says he will not accept plea dealhe thinks he can do better than a proposed plea deal offered by the state. "Li
Self-proclaimed 'barefoot burglar' says he will not accept plea deal
Local 10 Miami / Posted 9 days ago
he thinks he can do better than a proposed plea deal offered by the state. "Listen, I know how to choose my words wisely," John Carlos Cairo told his attorney after being told to keep quiet. "I know I'm not a lawyer, but I've been studying what... Read more
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Philly.com
The Pulse: Symbols and judgment at West PointJohn Carlos knows a thing or two about causing a stir by raising a clenched fis
The Pulse: Symbols and judgment at West Point
Philly.com / Posted 14 days ago
John Carlos knows a thing or two about causing a stir by raising a clenched fist. He and fellow Olympic medalist Tommie Smith spurred a national debate in 1968 by giving what was widely interpreted as a black power salute after they won bronze and... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Clarence Page: Critics of black women cadets read too much in a gesturepeople. I was reminded of how, back in 1968, a similar fist-raised gesture by
Clarence Page: Critics of black women cadets read too much in a gesture
Craig Daily Press / Posted 15 days ago
people. I was reminded of how, back in 1968, a similar fist-raised gesture by black American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos caused a commotion at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City. As the athletes turned to face their flags as the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Clarence Page: Raised fists and the assumptions we makepeople. I was reminded of how, back in 1968, a similar fist-raised gesture by
Clarence Page: Raised fists and the assumptions we make
The Morning Call / Posted 18 days ago
people. I was reminded of how, back in 1968, a similar fist-raised gesture by black American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos caused a commotion at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City. In "Silent Gesture," Smith explained that the raised... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
West Point Clears Black Cadets Who Raised Fists In Pre-Graduation Photoanger. In the past, the raised fist has been used, among other things, to symb
West Point Clears Black Cadets Who Raised Fists In Pre-Graduation Photo
KPBS San Diego / Posted 18 days ago
anger. In the past, the raised fist has been used, among other things, to symbolize black power. Perhaps most notably, John Carlos, a black sprinter who represented the United States in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and his teammate Tommie... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Controversy Over a Photograph At West Pointwomen were celebrating the Black Lives Matter movement; others said it was blac
The Controversy Over a Photograph At West Point
The Atlantic / Posted 18 days ago
women were celebrating the Black Lives Matter movement; others said it was black-power salute akin to the ones raised by John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. While some of those commenters were sympathetic to the women... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
West Point makes decision regarding cadets' raised-fists photomovements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when
West Point makes decision regarding cadets' raised-fists photo
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 18 days ago
movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Yet the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
West Point launches inquiry into black female cadets' fists-raised photomovements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when
West Point launches inquiry into black female cadets' fists-raised photo
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Yet the... Read more
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Daily Mail
West Point cadets who posed with raised fists will not be punishedSanders, left, has frequently raised his fist during campaign rallies this year
West Point cadets who posed with raised fists will not be punished
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
Sanders, left, has frequently raised his fist during campaign rallies this year. Right, Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos raise their fists in an anti-racist protest during the Mexico Olympics 1968 As he arrives for his first election... Read more
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CBS News
West Point makes decision regarding cadets' raised-fists photomovements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when
West Point makes decision regarding cadets' raised-fists photo
CBS News / Posted 18 days ago
movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Extending... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
West Point photo sparks battle over Black Lives Matterpeople. I was reminded of how, back in 1968, a similar fist-raised gesture by
West Point photo sparks battle over Black Lives Matter
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
people. I was reminded of how, back in 1968, a similar fist-raised gesture by black American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos caused a commotion at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City. As the athletes turned to face their flags as the... Read more
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Newsmax
West Point Cadets Investigated for Black Power Salute Photorecognized uses for the gesture came during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics when
West Point Cadets Investigated for Black Power Salute Photo
Newsmax / Posted 19 days ago
recognized uses for the gesture came during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony, noted the Post. The newspaper wrote that the... Read more
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Philly.com
Jones: Black pride evident in photo of female West Point cadetsto Jim Crow. But that ugly history is not the only reason I'm pulling for thes
Jones: Black pride evident in photo of female West Point cadets
Philly.com / Posted 19 days ago
to Jim Crow. But that ugly history is not the only reason I'm pulling for these women. I'm pulling for them because John Carlos, who remained unbroken and unbowed when I spoke to him two months ago at Rutgers University, has lived their... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Why the raised fist is so powerfulWhen American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists
Why the raised fist is so powerful
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 20 days ago
When American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists over their heads during the medal ceremony at the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968, they embodied much of the political turbulence of the era. The photo of the two --... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Inquiry launched into cadets' fists-raised photomovements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when
Inquiry launched into cadets' fists-raised photo
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 20 days ago
movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Yet the... Read more
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The Charlotte Post
West Point investigating cadets' graduation photographmovements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when
West Point investigating cadets' graduation photograph
The Charlotte Post / Posted 20 days ago
movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Yet the... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists photowidely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused contro
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists photo
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 20 days ago
widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U.S. Olympic medal winners John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave a raised-fist salute during the National Anthem at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused contro
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 20 days ago
widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U.S. Olympic medal winners John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave a raised-fist salute during the National Anthem at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists photowidely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused contro
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists photo
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 20 days ago
widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U.S. Olympic medal winners John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave a raised-fist salute during the National Anthem at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.... Read more
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The Mercury News
Controversial West Point photo: Women cadets' gesture subject of inquirymovements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when
Controversial West Point photo: Women cadets' gesture subject of inquiry
The Mercury News / Posted 20 days ago
movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics — a... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
West Point cadets take picture with raised, clenched fists, receive support and criticismdefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
West Point cadets take picture with raised, clenched fists, receive support and criticism
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. ‘About personal... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused contro
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 20 days ago
widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U.S. Olympic medal winners John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave a raised-fist salute during the National Anthem at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused contro
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...
Dayton Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U.S. Olympic medal winners John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave a raised-fist salute during the National Anthem at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. ‘About personal... Read more
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ajc.com
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused contro
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...
ajc.com / Posted 20 days ago
widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U.S. Olympic medal winners John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave a raised-fist salute during the National Anthem at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused contro
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 20 days ago
widely used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U.S. Olympic medal winners John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave a raised-fist salute during the National Anthem at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. ‘About personal... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
WSMV Nashville / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. 'About personal... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. 'About personal... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Raised-fist photo from West Point sparks inquirydefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Raised-fist photo from West Point sparks inquiry
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. 'About personal... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. ‘About personal... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. 'About personal... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. 'About personal... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
African-American West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
African-American West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. ‘About personal... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
West Point cadet photo gains national attention; leads to investigationdefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
West Point cadet photo gains national attention; leads to investigation
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. 'About personal... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. ‘About personal... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Raised-fist photo of West Point cadets sparks inquirydefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Raised-fist photo of West Point cadets sparks inquiry
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. 'About personal... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. ‘About personal... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
African-American West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
African-American West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. ‘About personal... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photodefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. ‘About personal... Read more
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Newsmax
West Point Inquiry: Why Black Cadets Gave Black Power Salute?recognized uses for the gesture came during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics when
West Point Inquiry: Why Black Cadets Gave Black Power Salute?
Newsmax / Posted 20 days ago
recognized uses for the gesture came during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony, noted the Post. The newspaper wrote that the... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
West Point launches inquiry into cadets' raised-fists photomovements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when
West Point launches inquiry into cadets' raised-fists photo
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 20 days ago
movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Yet the... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
West Point launches inquiry into cadets' fists-raised photomovements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when
West Point launches inquiry into cadets' fists-raised photo
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 20 days ago
movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Yet the... Read more
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Boston Globe
West Point investigates photo of uniformed cadets with fists raisedmovements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when
West Point investigates photo of uniformed cadets with fists raised
Boston Globe / Posted 20 days ago
movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy before, including when black American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted gloved fists in black power salutes during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Yet the... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Raised-fist photo from West Point sparks inquirydefiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust i
Raised-fist photo from West Point sparks inquiry
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 20 days ago
defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him, fellow-American John Carlos joined with his own Black Power salute, an act aimed at highlighting segregation and racism. 'About personal... Read more
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