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A legacy of racial justice: SJSU honors Olympians 53 years after iconic protest

IT HAS BEEN 53 years since Olympic medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists in the air on the podium for racial justice and human rights. What was a peaceful and silent protest sent shock waves through the world — forcing many to confront injustices and racism that exists in their communities. […]