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The raised fist, or the clenched fist, is a symbol of solidarity and support. It is also used as a The black fist, also known as the Black Power fist is a logo generally associated with black nationalism and sometimes socialism. Its most widely.

During their medal ceremony in the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City on October 16, , two black athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos each raised a black- gloved fist during the playing of the US national anthem.

This site of memory, this gesture—the raising of a closed fist as a sign of black power—did not develop organically within the context of the.

When Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in protest at the Summer Games, Australian runner Peter Norman stood by them.

On Oct. 16, , American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City — a photo that.