Capture the spirit of the sixties and the explosive "Black Power" movement with this shirt! At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, American Tommie Smith and John Carlos won the gold and bronze medals, respectively, for the 200 meter dash. In a show of defiance, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their arms up at the awards ceremony as a sign of black power. This symbol represented the struggle for Black Liberation in the U.S.
Tommie Smith and John Carlos rocked the US sports establishment and as a result they were banned for life from competing in any further Olympic games. The silver medalist, Peter Norman, a white Australian, showed his support by wearing an OPHR ( Olympic Project for Human Rights) badge.