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Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 24, 2013

The 1936 Olympics was held in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party had risen to power three years earlier and were already to spread their evil beliefs of racism and hate. Hitler believed that the “perfect” person was from an Aryan race…a blue-eyed, blond haired, the perfect physique without any blemishes or handicaps.

Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy to the world. The official Nazi party newspaper wrote in the strongest terms that Jews and Black people should not be allowed to participate in... (more)

Tags: olympic games, jesse owens, 1936 olympics, luz long, adolf hitler, story of friendship

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