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U.S. olympic sprinters give Black Power salute during medal ceremony
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At the Summer Olympic games in Mexico City, American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos give a "Black Power" salute on the medal podium during the American national anthem. They are suspended from the U.S. team and banned from the Olympic village as a result.

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