This Week in Black History

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October 16, 1968

San Jose State track stars Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised gloved fists during a medal ceremony at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, signaling their support for the black power movement, thrilling much of black America and bringing global attention to the black struggle for equality.

For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.

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