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RIP PETER NORMAN - Few know that the man standing in front of both of them, the Australian sprinter Peter Norman who shocked everyone by powering past Carlos and winning the silver medal, played his own, crucial role in sporting history.

On his left breast he wore a small badge that read: "Olympic Project for Human Rights" -- an organization set up a year previously opposed to racism in sport. But while Smith and Carlos are now feted as human rights pioneers, the badge was enough to effectively end Norman's career.

He returned home to Australia a pariah, suffering unofficial sanction and ridicule as the Black Power salute's forgotten man. He never ran in the Olympics again.

"A lot of people in America didn't realize that Peter had a much bigger role to play. He was fifth (fastest) in the world, and his run is still a Commonwealth record today. And yet he didn't go to Munich (1972 Olympics) because he played up. He would have won a gold.

"He suffered to the day he died."
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#peternorman #blackpower #blackpowerfist #tommiesmith #johncarlos #olympicsprinting #racism #sportinghistory #humanrights

Lessons in solidarity. #TommieSmith #JohnCarlos #PeterNorman #NMAAHC
Carlos and Smith told Norman of their plan, and Norman agreed to stand with them, and all three wore a pin swearing allegiance to human rights. Norman offered his gloves to Carlos and Smith. This is the reason for Smith raising his right fist, while Carlos raised his left.
The support came at huge personal cost to Norman, who was labeled as a pariah back in Australia, and was never invited back to the Olympics again, despite turning in adequate times.

"The fight for social justice is a marathon not a sprint."-Dr.John Carlos #johncarlos #tommiesmith #peternorman

The John Carlos Collection titled "Fist of Freedom." Respect the names support the movement.#tommiesmith #peternorman #johncarlos

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"THE THIRD MAN"
Almost 50 years ago "Tommy Smith , John Carlos & Perter Norman took the podium at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico, this photo is one the most iconic photos for human Rights!
Now what most people don't know is that white man pictured here is Australian sprinter Peter Norman, in the stadium tunnel before the three guys entered the stadium for the medals john & tommy asked Norman if he knew what human rights were, he said of coarse and was given and proudly put on the pin " OLYMPIC PROJECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS" and entered the stadium to collect his medal with the two Americans proudly supporting human rights!
Now what makes me sick is that he was left off the next Olympic team that was in Germany as he still held and today almost 50 years later holds the Australian 200 meter record!
In 2000 Australia held host to the summer Olympic Games in Sydney, the Australian Olympic Committee @australian_institute_of_sport once again over looked Peter Norman as they had past Olympians walk out with the flag! Saying they had "BUDGET Restraints" 😂😂 But Perter was thrown a life line when steve Simmons U.S track Olympic official had heard what went on and said that's Bullshit called Peter and Peter walked out at the Australian Olympic Games with Team USA holding the American flag
I was so saddened at this Story and #PeterNorman you are a hero & what you stood for you ended up losing it all!! You are a hero and a true blue Aussie! Racism is everywhere you look going back a long time! Shame on you Australian Olympic committee 💔 #olympicprojectforhumanrights

White guy in the front was the realest👊🏽 #peternorman

We love our customers! Here's Steve from Handsome Steve's House of Refreshment (Crossley St in the city) picking up his @movetk artwork of Peter Norman. If you don't know about Norman google him! #peternorman #1968olympics #solidarity #blackpanthers #handsomesteve

Mexico City Olympics 1968 "Black Power Salute" Gold medalist Tommie Smith (center) and bronze medalist John Carlos (right) showing the raised fist on the podium after the 200 m race at the 1968 Summer Olympics; both wear Olympic Project for Human Rights badges. Peter Norman (silver medalist, left) from Australia also wears an OPHR badge in solidarity with Smith and Carlos. ✊🏽 💪🏽 bic pen and white out on found pee chee folder 2017 #TommieSmith #JohnCarlos #PeterNorman #PatrickMartinez

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Moving through these streets rocking my #radicaldreamspins on my #adope #snapback #hat that's how I'm feeling #colinkaepernick #takeaknee #peternorman #tommiesmith #johncarlos #raisedfist #olympics #1968 stand for something or fall for anything.

Repost @blackgirlreview. Peter Norman made a stand. Going to read about him now. Salutation for standing up for true injustices. #peternorman #rip #truesportsmanship #humanrights #wellness #queenwellness

I went to the African American Museum in Washington DC last week with some friends. Found this statue and the history of it pretty interesting and powerful.
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RIP PETER NORMAN - Few know that the man standing in front of both of them, the Australian sprinter Peter Norman who shocked everyone by powering past Carlos and winning the silver medal, played his own, crucial role in sporting history.

On his left breast he wore a small badge that read: "Olympic Project for Human Rights" -- an organization set up a year previously opposed to racism in sport. But while Smith and Carlos are now feted as human rights pioneers, the badge was enough to effectively end Norman's career.

He returned home to Australia a pariah, suffering unofficial sanction and ridicule as the Black Power salute's forgotten man. He never ran in the Olympics again.

"A lot of people in America didn't realize that Peter had a much bigger role to play. He was fifth (fastest) in the world, and his run is still a Commonwealth record today. And yet he didn't go to Munich (1972 Olympics) because he played up. He would have won a gold.

"He suffered to the day he died."
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#peternorman #blackpower #blackpowerfist #tommiesmith #johncarlos #olympicsprinting #racism #sportinghistory #humanrights

https://youtu.be/t4LvwXYmt3Q wow!! Amazing story of bravery 👏🏾🙌🏿🥇🥈🥉 watch rest of video #peternorman #theyoungturks #tommiesmith #johncarlos #1968olympics #1968olympicsblackpowersalute #purposefulliving #livewhatyoubelieve #sharethis

White guy in the front was the realest👊🏽 #peternorman

INDEPENDENCE DAY. DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC. Mood by Tommie Smith and John Carlos. 📸 by John Dominis @time #tommiesmith #johncarlos #johndominis #time #mexico #olympics #1968 #dissent #resist #4thofjuly #independence #peternorman #ally #solidarity

My Tommie Smith tribute.
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📷 - @shedevilonwheelz
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Patient Petey. Little bit in the wars at the moment but has his trusty loo roll for comfort. Bless. #inthewarsagain #spoodle #cockapoo #peternorman #sedatedbliss #niptuck #totalvetcare

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