Capture the spirit of the sixties and the explosive "Black Power" movement with this shirt! At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, American Tommie Smith and John Carlos won the gold and bronze medals, respectively, for the 200 meter dash. In a show of defiance, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their arms up at the awards ceremony as a sign of black power. This symbol represented the struggle for Black Liberation in the U.S.
Tommie Smith and John Carlos rocked the US sports establishment and as a result they were banned for life from competing in any further Olympic games. The silver medalist, Peter Norman, a white Australian, showed his support by wearing an OPHR ( Olympic Project for Human Rights) badge.
These shirts are printed at our facilities in South Florida. We now offer 3 types of shirts for some of our designs. Gildan brand sweatshop free pre shrunk cotton shirts made in Central America, American Apparel shirts made in the US which cost an additional $4 and Anvil 50% organic, 50% sustainable shirts for an additional $4. Please choose your preference at checkout.