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1968 US Olympic athletes Tommie Smith, right, and John Carlos, left, stand as they are recognized by President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, where the president honored the 2016 United States Summer Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Smith and Carlos extended their gloved hands skyward in racial protest during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze medal in the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City 1968. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

1968 US Olympic athletes Tommie Smith, right, and John Carlos, left, stand as they are recognized by President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, where the president honored the 2016 United States Summer Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Smith and Carlos extended their gloved hands skyward in racial protest during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze medal in the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City 1968. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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