1968 Summer Olympics Vintage "Red"
"If I win, I am American, not a black American. But if I did something bad, then they would say I am a Negro. We are black and we are proud of being black. Black America will understand what we did tonight." - Tommie Smith
On October 16th 1968 Tommie Smith and John Carlos participated in what is regarded as the most overtly political statement in the history of the modern Olympics. After medalling gold and bronze respectively, the two took the podium inspired by the arguments of Harry Edwards the founder of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. You probably remember the fists raised, covered in black gloves but they also accepted their medals shoeless, in black socks to represent black poverty. Smith in a black scarf to represent black pride and Carlos with is tracksuit unzipped and a necklace of beads for the individuals who had been "lynched, or killed and that no-one said a prayer for, that were hung and tarred."
As seen on Jayson Tatum
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Our handmade truly “Vintage Crew Tee” features a relaxed fit, ribbing at the neck, vertical stitching at the sleeve, a standard hem and is finished in a vintage wash for improved hand-feel and color.
100% cotton fabric
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