The Human Rights Salute, popularly known as the Black Power Salute was made famous to the world at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
The movement that lead to the preparation of this iconic photo was called the Olympic Project for Human Rights or OPHR, which was established by Harry Edwards, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, UC Berkeley.
The 1968 Olympics took place the same year that Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated. It took an enormous amount of courage to make these public displays of solidarity.
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