A storm of outrage hit Smith and Carlos immediately. For disrespecting the "Star Spangled Banner" and the Olympic games, the IOC forced the U.S. Olympic Committe to withdraw them from the relays, banish them from the Olympic Village, and expel them from the U.S. Olympic team. Most of white America was also outraged at their actions, and both men experienced a heavy backlash upon their return home. Nonetheless, their legend has grown, and this classic black-and-white image has become a symbol of the struggle for equality for black athletes in America.
Popularized by its appearance in the 2000 football film Remember the Titans, this poster gives you the chance to celebrate a historic moment that means so much to so many. In beautiful, classic black-and-white, this is a must for anyone interested in Smith, Carlos and the Civil Rights movement - as well as those wishing simply to display a classic moment in Olympic history!