Tommy Smith, center, and John Carlos wear black gloves on upraised right hands as they bow heads during playing of U.S. national anthem in Mexico City on Oct.16, 1968. The gesture was intended to show their disfavor with race conditions in the U.S. Both of the top finishers in the 200-meter dash were expelled from Olympic Village for the gesture.
Tommy Smith, center, and John Carlos wear black gloves on upraised right hands as they bow heads during playing of U.S. national anthem in Mexico City on Oct.16, 1968. The gesture was intended to show their disfavor with race conditions in the U.S. Both of the top finishers in the 200-meter dash were expelled from Olympic Village for the gesture. File photo The Associated Press
Tommy Smith, center, and John Carlos wear black gloves on upraised right hands as they bow heads during playing of U.S. national anthem in Mexico City on Oct.16, 1968. The gesture was intended to show their disfavor with race conditions in the U.S. Both of the top finishers in the 200-meter dash were expelled from Olympic Village for the gesture. File photo The Associated Press

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