The white man secretly records THIS at the Olympics. When millions see it they are touched and outraged at the same time.
Everyone knows this iconic picture: it was 1968. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy both had been assassinated. The US is embroiled in a series of race riots in city centers around the country and the Vietnam protest movement was just beginning. The world was standing on the brink of an earth-shattering conflict. And right in the middle of this was the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
The three young athletes took the podium. Smith and Carlos raised their fists in a black power salute. Never before had anyone dared to do something so shocking at the Olympics, to take such a political stand in front of millions. All 3 knew it was their moment to forever take a stand for what was right, to say all humans were equal. The head of the American Olympic team vowed that all 3 athletes would pay dearly for the gesture. For the rest of their lives.