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A raised fist is a symbol of protest throughout history. The symbolic meaning of the raised fist is that of unity and power. That in the face of opposition the oppressed group is together and strong.
The Jewish community used the raised fist in protest of fascist sentiment in 1936. In America the fist is mostly Another moment the raised fist was used was at the summer Olympics in 1968 in Mexico by African-American track and field stars Tommie Smith and John Carlos. Their stance was that the Civil Rights movement was now in a passive stage and more needed to be done Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990 he also raised his fist. Currently, it is most associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.


“The History of the Raised Fist, a Global Symbol of Fighting Oppression.” National Geographic , 31 July 2020,

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