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Several decades later, America got on the clenched-fist bandwagon, and its symbolism became a focal point of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. At the time, the civil rights movement of the early 1960s had given rise to the late 1960s Black Power movement, and Black Americans were still grieving the killing of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Despite the fact that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 improved the position of African-Americans in the United States, racism and segregation continued. When two Black American track competitors, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, won gold and bronze medals in the 200-meter sprint, respectively, they each raised a black-gloved fist while standing on the winner's podium in protest of continued racism and injustice in the United States and across the globe. Smith told Smithsonian magazine in 2008, "[It] was a call for freedom and human rights." Because we couldn't be heard, we had to be seen. This symbolic protest was one of many Olympic moments that changed the course of history. How the clinched fist came to be associated with Black power

When George Orwell, a young British socialist, arrived to Spain to combat fascists, he discovered that the communist PSUC, the party behind the poster, had labeled his own group as "fascist."

"When the Communists took over and started hunting down [my socialist section], we were extremely fortunate to escape out of Spain alive," Orwell wrote.

James Byrd Jr. was killed on June 7, 1998, in Jasper, Texas, by three white men who shackled the black man to the back of a vehicle and dragged him to death. Following the heinous murder, Khalid Muhammad led a group of armed NBPP members to Jasper, where they faced a gathering of Klansmen. Roughly 50 Panthers, a dozen of whom were armed with rifles and shotguns, clashed with about 20 Klan members. To keep the two groups apart, police officers erected a barricade. Members of the NBPP attempted to break through and confront the KKK protesters twice but were unsuccessful. Frustrated, Muhammad incited his supporters to assault the police, yelling, "Black people, we can take these bastards!" We can run over the cops and take their asses. Who's on board with me? Officers tried to remove Klan members, but a small number of Panthers encircled one of their cars and began rocking it back and forth. As a consequence, one member of the NBPP was detained. There was no additional violence.

According to Coogler, Black Panther, like his earlier films, notably the police-brutality movie Fruitvale Station and his groundbreaking Rocky sequel Creed, addresses identity concerns. That has always been an issue for me as a person, adds the filmmaker. Like the first time I discovered I was black. He's talking about understanding how white culture perceives his black skin rather than epidermal self-awareness. Not just identities, but also names. The question "Who are you?" appears often in this film. TChalla is well aware of who he is. The adversary in this picture goes under many names. Erik Killmonger Stevens, a former black-ops soldier with Wakandan connections who intends to outsmart and defeat TChalla for the throne, is the villain. Killmonger's motives, as portrayed by a scene-stealing Michael B. Jordan, expose hard themes regarding how black people throughout the globe can best wield their power.

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