San Jose, California: Olympic Black Power Statue

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San Jose State University

Address:
S. 7th St., San Jose, CA
Directions:
On campus, in grassy Washington Square on the south side of Clark Hall. The statue stands where S. 6th St. and E. San Antonio St. would have intersected, if the campus didn't exist.
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Olympic Black Power Statue.

Olympic Black Power Statue

Picture 1968, Mexico City Olympics, The Star Spangled Banner. Black Power salute in silent protest. The two athletes are honored with a big statue.

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Olympic Black Power Statue

This is a beautiful statue and well worth seeing! You can pretend you are the third person on the podium and get your picture taken.

[DedeV, 02/01/2020]
1968 Olympics "Black Power" Salute Recreated in 23-Ft. Statue

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who caused a furor by hanging their heads and raising their fists in a "black power" salute during their medal award ceremony at the 1968 Olympics -- it also happened to be during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner" -- have received honorary doctorate degrees from San Jose State University in San Jose, California. They will be honored on campus later this year with a 23-foot statue that will recreate the shocking moment of their gesture.

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[06/02/2005] Complete News Story

Black Power Salute statue proposed by college students

Students at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, want to commemorate the famous moment in Olympic history when two US sprinters raised their fists in a "Black Power" salute during their medal ceremony. The protest by John Carlos and Tommie Smith during the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico resulted in their expulsion from the Olympics....

[05/26/2003] Complete News Story


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