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1968 Olympics - John Carlos & Tommie Smith (Neon Green & Blue) - Signed Print + 1 of 1 NFT

A moment in my life that I will never forget is the day I said to my father, "You my nigga." Now, I said this out of love, since I grew up listening to Hip Hop. I heard many of my favorite MCs say this in an endearing way. I loved my father so I wanted to let him know how I felt.

He did not take it that way. I feel like I was pretty close to being killed by my father immediately after I said it. He didn't physically hurt me but the way he yelled at me was something I couldn't forget. I cried and realized I did something wrong. The next day my father took me out to the parkway right next to our house... I'll never forget this part either. He explains to me how hurtful that word was to him and how that word was used against him for so long that he did not see that word the same way people inside of Hip Hop saw it. 

This conversation helped me understand my father more and the journey that Black people have been on for so long. This is what helped me see as a child the Power of John Carlos and Tommie Smith. My father explained to me how at the time being Black was looked down on, but there was new energy growing in America, called Black Power. Lead by the Black Panther Party and musicians like James Brown and Isaac Hayes. 

John Carlos and Tommie Smith lost their medals for this act in the 1968 Olympics. But, they never took away our victory of this moment. This moment sent waves throughout the world. Black people are DONE being second-class citizens.

We are champions!

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Each purchase from this collection, "Legends Never Die" will receive a signed print [Avg. size 24" wide].

Plus a 1 of 1 NFT.

You will receive the instructions of how to receive your NFT after your purchase. You will need an Ethereum wallet and address. Which is free via https://metamask.io/

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