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Gabby Douglas: Mom uses black power salute
By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.
Editor & Publisher
ATLANTA, Aug. 3,
2012, 11 p.m.
Olympic star Gabby Douglas' mom appeared to salute her child's
accomplishments with a black power fist raised high in the air.
The salute was reminiscent of the one made back in 1968 by Tommie
Smith and John Carlos, who where in Mexico City.
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The Virginia native's mother was there with hundreds of
others cheering her child on.
Douglas became the first black woman to win the all around
award in women's gymnastics.
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