Olympic Hero, Tommie Smith Is Selling His Gold Medal

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Tommie Smith, who famously raised his fist as a symbol of Black power in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City is selling his gold medal and sneakers he wore during the Olympics according to USA Today.

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Smith’s famous fist salute caused a great deal of controversy. Originally Black athletes had planned to boycott the Olympics until a change of plan. Tommie Smith and fellow runner, John Carlos, used their shining moment to show pride and to attack racism. The minimum bid is $200,000

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