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Captured History: Black Power Salute

How a photographer captured a political protest

Author: Danielle Smith-Llera
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ISBN: 9780756555269
Format: Hardback
Published: January 2017
Published By: Capstone
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Two American athletes made history at the 1968 Summer Olympics, but not only on the track. They staged a silent protest against racial injustice. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter sprint, stood with heads bowed and black-gloved fists raised at the national anthem played during the medal ceremony. The Australian silver medalist wore a human rights badge in support. All three would pay a heavy price for their activism. A Life magazine photograph seen by millions would ensure that the silent protest was remembered, and eventually admired, as a symbol of the battle for equality and civil rights.
ISBN: 9780756555269
Number of Pages: 64
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary
Published Date: 01-Jan-2017
Dimensions (mm): 265x240mm
Publisher: Capstone

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