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Olympic medalist John Carlos born

June 5, 1945

John CarlosOlympic track and field athlete John Carlos born in New York City. John Carlos is most well known for raising a black gloved fist during the playing of the American anthem while standing on the winner's podium after winning a Bronze medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.

John Carlos Links

  • Statue - Olympic Black Power Statue statue - San Jose, CA
  • John Carlos - Official site of John Carlos

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