What did the African-American athletes do in order to draw international attention to black … to racial discrimination in the…


To draw international attention to racial discrimination in the United States, the AfricanAmerican athletes performed following activities: 

(i) They received their models wearing black socks and no shoes to represent Black poverty. 

(ii) When American national anthem was played, these two African-American athletes stood with clenched fists upraised and heads bowed. 

(iii) The black gloved and raised clenched fists were meant to symbolise Black power. 

(iv) Peter wore a human rights badge on his shirt to show his support.