"And have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the senses?"


1968. Gold Medalist Tommie Smith & bronze medalist John Carlos raise their fists in silent protest, during the playing of the U.S national anthem. They were expelled from the U.S Olympics Team for “mixing politics with sports”.

1968. Gold Medalist Tommie Smith & bronze medalist John Carlos raise their fists in silent protest, during the playing of the U.S national anthem. They were expelled from the U.S Olympics Team for “mixing politics with sports”.

(Source: theblackpsyche)


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