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Sports, Protest, and Civil Rights: John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Olympics

What controversy arose around this image from the 1968 Olympics? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary explores the image of John Carlos and Tommie Smith and the statement they made during the Mexico City Olympics. What historical events occurred around this time that led to their protest? What lessons can we learn about protests today from examining this image?

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