Along with numerous tribute in sneaker forms by both http://nike.com” target=”_blank”>Nike and http://puma.com” target=”_blank”>PUMA, Stussy and retailer Commonwealth created the Mexico City Olympics T-Shirt pack in honor of American sprinters http://tommiesmith.com/” target=”_blank”>Tommie Smith and John Carlos, on their historical silent protest on the award ceremony of the http://olympic.org/uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1968″ target=”_blank”>1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Shoeless, both athletes raised a fisted arm in black glove and bowed their heads as the national anthem played, to signified the racial & social inequalities within the U.S. Their controversial gestures caused their medals and expulsion from the game. However, it attracted attention to the struggle against social injustices and became a pivotal point in American history.
Imprinted with the photo of that historical moment in front, http://stussy.com” target=”_blank”>Stussy x http://cmonwealth.com” target=”_blank”>Commonwealth – Mexico City Olympics T-Shirt reminds the fragility of the equality and rights we enjoy today with the message “In This Great Future, You Can’t Forget Your Past”. Comes in white or black, this limited edition is currently available at Stussy’s online store, Stussy Direct.
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