Do You Remember the Time…Pt. 2

Okay, so I don’t literally remember this, but I wish I had been there to see African-American sprinter Jesse Owens win gold in front of the Chancellor.  Little guy by the name of Adolf Hitler.  Owens and 14 other medal-winning African-Americans repudiated Hitler’s claims of racial superiority at the 1936 Berlin Games.  Despite the racial tension, Hitler is reported to have exchanged waves with Owens as he crossed the finish line.  Owens recalled, “Hitler didn’t snub me—it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send me a telegram.”

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