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Lot #1412
Tommy Smith

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As the national anthem played during their medal ceremony after the 200 meter dash in Mexico City in 1968, Smith and John Carlos raised a clenched fist above his head in support of the Black Power movement and to protest racism in the United States. They were suspended from the Games and expelled from the Olympic Village. Color 20 x 24 poster, signed in gold ink, “Tommie Smith 1968.” Rolled and in fine condition, with scattered light creases and surface dings. Auction LOA Steve Grad/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #333 - Ended May 14, 2008