Newton just minutes before his swearing-in ceremony. On Inauguration Day, Trump emerged from the Capitol Building, gave a thumbs-up, and then raised his right fist in the air. The incongruity of the fist was plain.
The raised fistor the clenched fistis a symbol of solidarity and support. However, it was popularised during the Spanish Civil War of —, when it was used by the Republican faction as a greeting, and was known as the " Popular Front salute" or the " anti-fascist salute". The salute subsequently spread among leftists and anti-fascists across Europe.
When Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood atop the medal podium at the Summer Games in Mexico City, bowed their heads and raised black-gloved fists during the playing of the national anthem, millions of their fellow Americans were outraged. But countless millions more around the globe thrilled to the sight of two men standing before the world, unafraid, expressing disillusionment with a nation that so often fell, and still falls, so short of its promise. They were suspended from the U.
The wind was blowing, the sun was rising and pirates were drinking. All was normal in sleepy old Westhatch Village in the North Blue. A cozy haven for pirates and bootleggers alike.
This day would be remembered forever by viewers, reporters, and Olympic officials not because Smith set a world record with a time of This event is remembered because, upon receiving their medals, Smith and Carlos each donned a black glove and, in an attempt to show solidarity and resistance in the face of a number of human rights violations, raised their gloved fists while the national anthem played. This site of memory, this gesture—the raising of a closed fist as a sign of black power —did not develop organically within the context of the Olympics.
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The Brooklyn Museum is taking the current, horrific state of American identity politics very seriously, and I am here for it. This large, eclectic, important exhibition is something of a revelation. The show focuses on the period between andwhen an ever-growing number of Black artists, individually as well as organized into art groups and collectives, looked to the Black Power movement for inspiration, community, political empowerment and greater artistic opportunities. Many of these artists are still alive and working.