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49 Years Ago, These Black Olympians Paved The Way For Kaepernick’s NFL Protest

At the 1968 Olympic games, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists to protest racism in the United States. Nearly fifty years later, their example still resonates across the NFL.
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