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The Black Power salute was a human rights protest and one of the most overtly political statements in the 110 year history of the modern Olympic Games. African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos performed their Black Power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

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The Black Power salute was a  human rights protest and one of the most overtly political statements in the 110 year history of the modern Olympic Games.  African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos performed their Black Power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.