ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 17, 1968
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(Studio) United States heads Olympics in medals and sprint races. Tommie Smith and John Carlos 1st and 3rd in 200 meter dash. After winning, wore black gloves and socks in racial protest.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Mexico City, Mexico) They clench fists in salute during national anthem. Before Olympics, black athletes considered boycott but thought participation would help civil rights more. Some boos in stadium.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates
(Mexico City, Mexico) [Tommie SMITH - says glad to win gold medal. Gloves symbolized black power and unity. Scarf symbolized blackness. Black socks without shoes symbolize poverty. Represents black American]
REPORTER: Howard Cosell
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