‘Today In 1968’ Replays A Historic Year — On Twitter

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter run at the 1968 Olympic Games, raise their fists to protest the inequity and discrimination that black people in the U.S. face.

1968 was a pivotal year in civil rights history. In our new project, we’ll be tweeting news, articles and moments from that year as if it were all happening today.

(Image credit: Bettmann Archive)