Australian track and field athlete, Peter Norman was an Ally. His fist may not have been raised to the heavens, however, his unwavering support of Tommie Smith and John Carlos was sky high. Understated and humble, Peter Norman stood up for civil rights not only by wearing a button of support at the 1968 summer Olympic Games in Mexico City, but also by how he lived. He had the courage to live by his convictions without fanfare or endorsements. Peter Norman was an Ally before being an Ally was a thing. Be an Ally in the space you occupy, every Silent Gesture has impact.

“I believe in civil rights. Every man is born equal and should be treated as human.” Peter Norman

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