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Echoes of Mexico City in Iran

Updated: June 18, 2009, 5:52 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

When I think about some of the most iconic images in U.S. history, it's difficult not to include the picture of John Carlos and Tommie Smith standing on the Olympic podium with their clenched fists raised high in the name of social justice. The year was 1968, and while the Civil Rights Act was signed four years earlier, you don't have to be much of a historian to know the country was hardly a beacon for racial harmony and peace.

The president who introduced the bill in 1963 -- John ...

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