Newton just minutes before his swearing-in ceremony. On Inauguration Day, Trump emerged from the Capitol Building, gave a thumbs-up, and then raised his right fist in the air. The incongruity of the fist was plain. Decades earlier, the raised fist was a signal of resistance associated with the Black Power movement. But during his campaign, on Christmas cards and onstage, Trump used the fist as an aggressive symbol of dominance, wielding it throughout his rallies after speeches.
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I would especially like to thank Michael Rossman of the AOUON archive , exhibit organizer Kevin Chen, and illustrator Frank Cieciorka for their invaluable contributions to this research on our cultural history. Also see " Origins of the clenched fist - peace symbol combination graphic " and " Protest in Pride " 'zine distributed at "West Pride", Gothenburg's LGBT Festival, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. A persistent symbol of resistance and unity, the clenched fist or raised fist is part of the broader genre of "hand" symbols that include the peace "V," the forward-thrust-fist, and the clasped hands.
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