The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part was played by the white Australian who ran second and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?
Designed for students of history, citizenship, PSHEE and English aged 13-18, the resource focuses on the story behind the film and its significance for today. Offering activities based on both the film and the issues it raises, these materials provide students with engaging ways into exploring the historical context of the Olympic athlete’s salute protest.
A cross-curricular activity outlined in the study guide introduces opportunities across a range of subjects for learning about concepts such as civil rights, individual risk and collective responsibility. The activities are particularly suitable for covering during October’s Black History Month.
Download study guide: Making a stand
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