U.S. Olympic 200-meter gold medalist Tommie Smith, center, and teammate John Carlos, who won bronze, raise their fists in protest during the playing of the U.S. national anthem at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left.
U.S. Olympic 200-meter gold medalist Tommie Smith, center, and teammate John Carlos, who won bronze, raise their fists in protest during the playing of the U.S. national anthem at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. AP
U.S. Olympic 200-meter gold medalist Tommie Smith, center, and teammate John Carlos, who won bronze, raise their fists in protest during the playing of the U.S. national anthem at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. AP

Fifty years ago, “black power” was on the display at the Mexico City Olympics. Here’s why.

October 12, 2018 04:28 PM