Jesse Owens vs. Hitler wasn’t the only story at the 1936 Olympics

In the decades to come, Jesse Owens’s record-setting performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the gold medals he won in the 100-meter sprint, 200-meter sprint, long jump, and 4×100 relay would be celebrated as a powerful rebuke of Adolf Hitler. A black man’s incredible success in a crucible of hate served as the ultimate … Continue reading Jesse Owens vs. Hitler wasn’t the only story at the 1936 Olympics