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Black Power Salute at the Olympics Mexico 1968

The sport is one of the most powerful media tools of mankind. The Olympics Mexico 1968 leave no doubt. The image chosen for this post presents the podium of the 200-meter dash. At the centre of the gold medalist is the North American Tommy Smith, right the silver medal went to his compatriot John Carlos, and finally to the left, the bronze medal was won by Australian Peter Norman.Athletes Americans made ​​the gesture of the movement known as "Black Panthers" at the time of the national anthem of his country. The reason for the protest was the lack of civil rights for black people in the United States. As in South Africa, still prevailed in America in the 1960s the policy of apartheid , or separation of blacks and whites in public places in the USA. In this policy the best opportunities were in the hands of the white population, while blacks were allowed a subordinate status because they were considered inferior and incapable. The Negro struggle for Civil Rights in the United States nearly plunged the country into a new civil war. (Ref: Historiacao.com)  

I still pray for the year that a white person wishes me Happy Black History Month 

"We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice." - Carter G. Woodson

Enam A. oxx

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