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BLACK POWER SIGN--A FIST WITH THE ARM BENT UPWARD.
SYMBOLIZING POWER.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Body parts involved S602.2
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Salutes
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation
SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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BLACK POWER HANDSHAKE

SECRETE

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): SECRET

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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CLENCHED FIST, HAND RAISED TO EYE OR SHOULDER LEVEL WITH
KNUCKLES TOWARD BEARER INDICATES "BLACK POWER." THE SIGNAL
IS GIVEN TO BLACKS BY BLACKS AS A UNIFYING GESTURE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Salutes
SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 12-00-1971

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A GESTURE THAT SHOWS VICTORY OR GREAT SATISFACTION
IS WHEN TWO PEOPLE SLAP EACH OTHER'S HAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation
SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A GESTURE MEANING "PEACE" IS MADE BY LIFTING UP
YOUR ARM STRAIGHT, MAKING A FIST, AND EXTENDING
THE FOREFINGER AND MIDDLE FINGER IN THE SHAPE OF
A V.

Where learned: NEW YORK, ASSUMED ; FRANKLINVILLE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A GESTURE THAT IS BEING WIDELY USED AS OF LATE IS
THE PEACE SIGN. MADE WITH THE FIRST TWO FINGERS
RESEMBLES THE OLD "V" FOR VICTORY SIGN. MADE BY
WINSTON CHURCHILL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 02-20-1971

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INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGER EXTENDED, PALM OUTWARD, THUMB
TUCKED UNDER OTHER TWO FOLDED FINGERS..MEANING PEACE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 09-16-1968

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PEACE SIGN MADE WITH THE INDEX FINGER AND MIDDLE
FINGER RAISED IN A V.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 09-20-1969

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INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGER ARE HELD IN THE V SIGN. TODAY
IT HAS COME TO BE A SYMBOL FOR YOUTH TO MEAN PEACE.
LONG AGO IT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL.
IT WAS HIS VICTORY SIGN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BY SPREADING THE FINGERS IN A "V" SHAPE, ONE INDICATES
VICTORY. THIS SIGN ALSO INDICATES PEACE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE INDEX AND THE MIDDLE FINGER IS THE SIGN FOR "PEACE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 11-04-1969

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FOREFINGER AND MIDDLE FINGER RAISED UP IS A CURRENT
SYMBOL FOR PEACE--IT IS SYMBOLIC OF A DOVE'S FOOT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE HAND GESTURE SYMBOLIZING PEACE IS MADE BY MAKING
THE "V" SIGN OF WORLD WAR II FAME, BUT WITH THE PALM
FACING OUT, INSTEAD OF TOWARD THE PERSON MAKING THE
SIGN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

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MAKING A "V" SHAPE OUT OF YOUR FIRST TWO FINGERS STANDS
FOR VICTORY OR PEACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 10-16-1968

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THE PEACE SIGN IS MADE WITH THE FIRST TWO FINGERS
EXTENDED UPWARD IN THE SHAPE OF A "V"

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF HAND IS FLAT WITH THE PALM UPRIGHT; THIS IS A
SIGN OF PEACE.

Submitter comment: ACQUIRED THIS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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KILL FOR PEACE

RADICAL AND LIBERAL ELEMENTS FROM 1967 TO 1969.
THE TWO-FINGERED "V" SIGN IS FOR PEACE.
THE RAISED FIST STANDS FOR REVOLUTION.
THESE SIGNS ARE USED AS A GREETING BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE.
THE LIBERAL ELEMENT USES THE FIRST SIGN; THE RADICALS
USE THE SECOND.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

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CLASPING THE HANDS AND WAVING THEM OVER ONE'S HEAD IS
A SIGN OF VICTORY.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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VICTORY SIGN MADE WITH THE INDEX FINGER AND MIDDLE
FINGER RAISED IN A V MADE POPULAR DURING WORLD WAR II
BY WINSTON CHURCHILL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions Victory Peace

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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