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Historical enquiry

Building on what you have seen in the trailer, and using the links below to a range of primary and secondary sources, find out more about the Black Power protests at the Mexico Olympics in 1968, their significance at the time and since.


Use your findings to create a presentation for students your age about the context of the 1968 Olympic protest and its historical significance.

Further research

Consider the 1968 Olympic protest within the context of the Civil Rights Movement as a whole.

Find out about other protests and consider the effectiveness of the methods used by members of the Civil Rights Movement between 1961–1968.  This timeline will help to contexualise events.