1968 Olympics

Silent Protests

September 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Reprinted from the SRQ Daily 09/10/16 Silent Protests – Next month marks the 48th¬†anniversary of the 1968 Olympics when two US Olympians received their medals wearing just socks and a single black glove. Their uniforms were adorned with beads and badges to bring awareness to the human rights movement. They hung their heads low and held their one-gloved fist high while the National Anthem was played. The athletes were booed as they left the field […]