The life story of Jesse Owens is told in this film. He was a young African-American who would become one of the greatest modern Olympian athletes when he proved Hitler's boast about the "Aryan athletic superiority" wrong by winning four gold medals, setting world records and becoming the star of the 1936 Berlin Olympics Written by
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Being a champion meant staying at the same hotel as the White athletes, at least in New York. It did not mean going in the *front* door.
[Black athletes entering through loading dock and riding in freight elevator to their rooms