In occasione dei giochi olimpici di città del Messico nel 1968, i due velocisti neri Tommie Smith e John Carlos con pugni chiusi e mano guantata di nero (simbolo della lotta delle Black Panthers), ricevevano le loro medaglie restando immobili sul podio dei vincitori. I due atleti neri ebbero la solidarietà di molti atleti bianchi quando le autorità sportive, ritenendo inadeguato il gesto, li sospesero dalla squadra americana con effetto immediato e li espulsero dal villaggio olimpico.

In occasione dei giochi olimpici di città del Messico nel 1968, i due velocisti neri Tommie Smith e John Carlos con pugni chiusi e mano guantata di nero (simbolo della lotta delle Black Panthers), ricevevano le loro medaglie restando immobili sul podio dei vincitori. I due atleti neri ebbero la solidarietà di molti atleti bianchi quando le autorità sportive, ritenendo inadeguato il gesto, li sospesero dalla squadra americana con effetto immediato e li espulsero dal villaggio olimpico.

BLACK POWER SALUTE, 1968 Olympics: Tommie Smith, gold (center) & John Carlos, bronze (right) raise black-gloved fists during the American national anthem, Australian sprinter Peter Norman, left, won silver, supported their protest at medal ceremony

BLACK POWER SALUTE, 1968 Olympics: Tommie Smith, gold (center) & John Carlos, bronze (right) raise black-gloved fists during the American national anthem, Australian sprinter Peter Norman, left, won silver, supported their protest at medal ceremony

Black Panthers in Defermery Park, Oakland, CA (1968)

Black Panthers in Defermery Park, Oakland, CA (1968)

King Peggy, King of Otuam, Ghana.  (YES, people...KING P-E-G-G-Y!)  American woman becomes King: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/31/world/africa/king-peggy-otuam-ghana

King Peggy, King of Otuam, Ghana. (YES, people...KING P-E-G-G-Y!) American woman becomes King: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/31/world/africa/king-peggy-otuam-ghana

Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a nationally prominent activist and radical in the 1960s, as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement despite never being an official member of the party.  She is currently a professor at the Unversity of California-Santa Cruz, a job she was once fired from for ties to…

Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a nationally prominent activist and radical in the 1960s, as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement despite never being an official member of the party. She is currently a professor at the Unversity of California-Santa Cruz, a job she was once fired from for ties to…

Olimpiadas 68 "Black Power"

Black Power

Olimpiadas 68 "Black Power"

Harlem Renaissance poet William Waring Cuney (born May 6, 1906) is best known for his poem No Image: "She does not know her beauty, she thinks her brown body has no glory. If she could dance naked under palm trees and see her image in the river,   she would know. But there are no palm trees on the street, and dish water gives back no images." #TodayInBlackHistory

Harlem Renaissance poet William Waring Cuney (born May 6, 1906) is best known for his poem No Image: "She does not know her beauty, she thinks her brown body has no glory. If she could dance naked under palm trees and see her image in the river, she would know. But there are no palm trees on the street, and dish water gives back no images." #TodayInBlackHistory

Huey P Newton

Huey P Newton

USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1969. A Black Panther Party member.    By Hiroji Kubota

USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1969. A Black Panther Party member. By Hiroji Kubota

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