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The Huffington Post
Civil Rights Activist Tells Grads To Be The Next 'Greatest Generation'the university's own ideals, Interim President Susan Martin said in a statement
Civil Rights Activist Tells Grads To Be The Next 'Greatest Generation'
The Huffington Post / Posted 9 hours ago
the university's 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... Read more
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The Inyo Register
Today in history (Oct. 18)and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
Today in history (Oct. 18)
The Inyo Register / Posted yesterday
and becomes the 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 –... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Westport
Happy Birthday To Weston’'s Brent Musburgerbegan his career as a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago American newspap
Happy Birthday To Weston’'s Brent Musburger
The Daily Voice - Westport / Posted 3 days ago
began his career as a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago American newspaper. In 1968, he penned a column on Tommie Smith and John Carlos's protest of racial injustice in the United States with a Black Power salute on the medal stand... Read more
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birminghammail
George Foreman: I was DOPED before Ali's Rumble In Jungle victorywhat Uncle Tom meant, he’d received the same acid slur after gaining gold durin
George Foreman: I was DOPED before Ali's Rumble In Jungle victory
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
what Uncle Tom meant, 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... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
West Point correct not to punishthe first time I saw a Black raised fist. I was watching the 1968 Summer Olympi
West Point correct not to punish
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
the first time 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... 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 gesturemight upset white people. I was reminded of how, back in 1968, a similar fist-
Clarence Page: Critics of black women cadets read too much in a gesture
Craig Daily Press / Posted 16 days ago
might upset white 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... Read more
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The Morning Call
Clarence Page: Raised fists and the assumptions we makemore about black people. I was reminded of how, back in 1968, a similar fist-r
Clarence Page: Raised fists and the assumptions we make
The Morning Call / Posted 18 days ago
more about black 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... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
West Point Clears Black Cadets Who Raised Fists In Pre-Graduation PhotoJohn Carlos, a black sprinter who represented the United States in the 1968 Oly
West Point Clears Black Cadets Who Raised Fists In Pre-Graduation Photo
KPBS San Diego / Posted 18 days ago
John Carlos, a black sprinter who represented the United States in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and his teammate Tommie Smith, stood on the podium after the 200 meter dash, each with a black-gloved fist held in the air above their heads... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Controversy Over a Photograph At West Pointthe Black Lives Matter movement; others said it was black-power salute akin to
The Controversy Over a Photograph At West Point
The Atlantic / Posted 18 days ago
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 in the... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
West Point makes decision regarding cadets' raised-fists photovarious political movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy befo
West Point makes decision regarding cadets' raised-fists photo
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 18 days ago
various political 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... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
West Point launches inquiry into black female cadets' fists-raised photovarious political movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy befo
West Point launches inquiry into black female cadets' fists-raised photo
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
various political 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... Read more
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Daily Mail
West Point cadets who posed with raised fists will not be punishedecho historical portraits. Bernie Sanders, left, has frequently raised his fis
West Point cadets who posed with raised fists will not be punished
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
echo historical portraits. Bernie 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... Read more
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CBS News
West Point makes decision regarding cadets' raised-fists photovarious political movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy befo
West Point makes decision regarding cadets' raised-fists photo
CBS News / Posted 19 days ago
various political 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... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
West Point photo sparks battle over Black Lives Mattermight upset white people. I was reminded of how, back in 1968, a similar fist-
West Point photo sparks battle over Black Lives Matter
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
might upset white 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... Read more
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Newsmax
West Point Cadets Investigated for Black Power Salute Photoof the most recognized uses for the gesture came during the 1968 Mexico City Ol
West Point Cadets Investigated for Black Power Salute Photo
Newsmax / Posted 19 days ago
of the most 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... 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 photovarious political movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy befo
Inquiry launched into cadets' fists-raised photo
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 20 days ago
various political 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... Read more
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The Charlotte Post
West Point investigating cadets' graduation photographvarious political movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy befo
West Point investigating cadets' graduation photograph
The Charlotte Post / Posted 20 days ago
various political 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... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists photoBlack Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists photo
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 20 days ago
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. The two... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 20 days ago
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. The two... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists photoBlack Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists photo
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 20 days ago
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. The two... Read more
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The Mercury News
Controversial West Point photo: Women cadets' gesture subject of inquiryvarious political movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy befo
Controversial West Point photo: Women cadets' gesture subject of inquiry
The Mercury News / Posted 20 days ago
various political 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... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
West Point cadets take picture with raised, clenched fists, receive support and criticismshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
West Point cadets take picture with raised, clenched fists, receive support and criticism
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 20 days ago
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. The two... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...
Dayton Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
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. The two... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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ajc.com
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...
ajc.com / Posted 20 days ago
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. The two... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...Black Panther Party in the 1960s. The gesture caused controversy before when U
West Point investigation sparked by black cadets' raised-fists...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 20 days ago
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. The two... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
WSMV Nashville / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Raised-fist photo from West Point sparks inquiryshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Raised-fist photo from West Point sparks inquiry
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
African-American West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
African-American West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
West Point cadet photo gains national attention; leads to investigationshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
West Point cadet photo gains national attention; leads to investigation
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Raised-fist photo of West Point cadets sparks inquiryshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Raised-fist photo of West Point cadets sparks inquiry
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
African-American West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
African-American West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photoshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 20 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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Newsmax
West Point Inquiry: Why Black Cadets Gave Black Power Salute?of the most recognized uses for the gesture came during the 1968 Mexico City Ol
West Point Inquiry: Why Black Cadets Gave Black Power Salute?
Newsmax / Posted 20 days ago
of the most 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... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
West Point launches inquiry into cadets' raised-fists photovarious political movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy befo
West Point launches inquiry into cadets' raised-fists photo
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 20 days ago
various political 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... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
West Point launches inquiry into cadets' fists-raised photovarious political movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy befo
West Point launches inquiry into cadets' fists-raised photo
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 20 days ago
various political 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... Read more
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Boston Globe
West Point investigates photo of uniformed cadets with fists raisedvarious political movements and causes. The gesture has caused controversy befo
West Point investigates photo of uniformed cadets with fists raised
Boston Globe / Posted 20 days ago
various political 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... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Raised-fist photo from West Point sparks inquiryshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Raised-fist photo from West Point sparks inquiry
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 21 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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My EastText
Raised-fist photo of cadets sparks inquiryshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Raised-fist photo of cadets sparks inquiry
My EastText / Posted 21 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Raised-fist photo from West Point sparks inquiryshow. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the
Raised-fist photo from West Point sparks inquiry
KTXS Abilene / Posted 21 days ago
show. The gesture is also reminiscent of the iconic sports photograph from the 1968 Mexico Olympics in which U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith stood defiantly during his medal ceremony, head bowed, his black-gloved fist thrust into the air. Behind him,... Read more
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