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Salute 2008

  • June 22, 2012
  • 120 mins
  • Matt Norman
  • Matt Norman
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
The story behind the image

The black power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights struggle. Far less known is the part in that episode in history played by Peter Norman, the white Australian on the podium who had run second — and the price paid afterward by all three athletes.


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