The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. Australian Silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Pr
newmanology: Tommie Smith and John Carlos, 1968 Olympic medal winners in Mexico. Photograph by Platon, originally published in The New Yorker October 16 was the anniversary of Smith and Carlos’s famous black power Olympics medal podium protest.
1968 Olympics: Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute in the 1968 Summer Olympics while Silver medalist Peter Norman (left) wears an OPHR badge to show his support for the two Americans
The Black Power fist is a logo associated with black nationalism and sometimes socialism. Its most known to be used by the Black Panther Party in the A black fist logo was also adopted by the northern soul music subculture.