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1968 Olympic warm-up suit jacket worn by Tommie Smith

A warm up tack suit jacket worn by Tommie Smith at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

The jacket is navy blue and has a stand up for fold over collar made out of a rib knit fabric. There is a zipper down the center front of the jacket that can go all the way up the collar.

There is a 4" thick cuff on each sleeve and a 4" thick band around the bottom of the jacket, all made out of the same rib knit fabric as the collar. There are two red stripes going around both cuffs and the waistband, and two thite stripes going around each of the red stripes.

On the front of the jacket there is a white piece of rectangular fabric sewn on the upper waist area, 2/3 of it on the proper right and 1/3 on the pr...

Synthetic fiber, metal, and cotton (fiber)
79.4 x 52.1 x 26.7 cm
Image and text © National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2020