Banner of Olympic Protest of Tommie Smith.
20th c American Journalistic Photography
AMERICAN MODERN Anonymous
(c. 1800 - present)
Ink on fabric
New York City. New York. USA
The photo honors the civil rights protest at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City of Tommie Smith and John Carlos who raised their fists in the black power salute. Smith won the gold in the 200 meter race and Carlos won the bronze. Both were students at San Jose State in California.