In 1968 Tommy Smith and John Carlos won Gold and Bronze medals in the 200 meters Olympic competition. But this would be forgotten when they raised their fist to make a statement about human dignity.

While editing this Yahoo! Memorable Moments video, I learned a great deal about “Speed City,’ AKA San Jose State back in the 1960″s. These athletes were fast, but the world does not know much about their Olympic feats. All that was over shadowed by the political fallout of the raise fist action. The 1968 Olympics Raise Fists activist action set off a firestorm of hostile political confrontations for the two athletes.

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