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James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He participated in the...

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Jesse Owens gold - The black man vs Hitler - The Truth Germany Deutschland 德國

USA in the Nazi Olympics 1936 olympics Adolf hitler - Olympia-The Nazi Olympics-Fest der Völker James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 -- March 31, 1980) was a popular African-American athlete and civic leader. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals; one each in the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, the long jump, and for being part of the 4x100 meter relay team. In his autobiography (The Jesse Owens Story, 1970) Owens recounted how Hitler later stood up and waved to him anyway: -Jesse Owens: "When I passed the Chancellor he arose, waved his hand at me, and I waved back at him. I think the writers showed bad taste in criticizing the man of the hour in Germany." Owens was cheered enthusiastically by 110000 people in Berlin's Olympic Stadium and later ordinary Germans sought his autograph when they saw him in the streets. Although, had he lived in Germany. Owens was allowed to travel with and stay in the same hotels as whites in Nazi Germany, an irony at the time, since Africans in the United States were denied equal rights. After a New York ticker-tape parade in his honor, Owens had to ride the freight elevator to attend a reception for him at the Waldorf-Astoria. He later recounted: -Jesse Owens: "When I came back to my native country, after all the stories about Hitler, I couldn't ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted <b>...</b>
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