The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a symbol of solidarity and support. It is also used as a salute to express unity, strength, defiance, or resistance. The salute dates back to ancient Assyria as a symbol of resistance in the face of violence. The Black fist, also known as the Black Power fist, is a logo generally associated with Black strength, Black unity, Black nationalism and sometimes socialism. Its most widely-known usage is by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s.