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The picture above is referred to as the Black Power Salute, taken on October 16th, 1968 and represents a symbolic memory in the history of the Olympics. “It symbolizes not only the struggle for sporting supremacy, but also the fight for civil liberties. It is arguably the seminal moment in the history of the Olympics.” In 1968, this action of protest from Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos’ (left) were viewed by Olympic Chiefs as an “ultimate act of defiance.” Often referred to now as “one of the most iconic moments of the history of sports” the impact of Smith and Carlos’ gestures are extraordinary and will continue to exist as an image that marks and remind us of a moment of pride during a time of discrimination.