another amazing photo, this time from the 1968 Olympics. “After medaling in the 200 meters, African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists on the medal stand as a display of black pride. Both Americans were expelled from the games as a result of their actions. And though at the time many felt that their actions were disrespectful, in many ways this is the most American of Olympic moments. Two men exercising their right to free speech no matter what the cost to themselves." boss.