Fists Up 1968

Janice Llamoca and AFP/Getty Images2016-10-21

Latino USA

Latino USA
New York, United States

John Carlos, the son of a Cuban-raised mother and African-American father, was one of the two black athletes who raised his fist during the national anthem at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He and Tommie Smith were protesting racial inequalities and human rights in America.


  • Title: Fists Up 1968
  • Creator: Janice Llamoca, AFP/Getty Images
  • Date Created: 2016-10-21
  • Location: New York, New York

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