American track and field athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos ,... News Photo1960-1969,1968 Summer Olympics - Mexico City,200 Meter,Archival,Athleticism,Award,Black And White,Black History in the US,Full Length,Gesturing,Individual Event,Latin America,Men's Track,Mexico,Mexico City,National Team,Olympic Team,People,Protest,Racism,Saluting,Social Issues,Sport,Sports Uniform,Sprinting,Stadium,Standing,Summer Olympic Games,TIMEINCOWN,Third Place,Three People,Tommie Smith - Track and Field Athlete,Track And Field,Track And Field Athlete,Vertical,Winners Podium,WinningPhotographer Collection: The LIFE Picture Collection Time Life PicturesAmerican track and field athletes Tommie Smith (C) and John Carlos (R), first and third place winners in the 200 meter race, protest with the Black Power salute as they stand on the winner's podium at the Summer Olympic games, Mexico City, Mexico, October 19, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman stands by. (Photo by John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)