Jesse Owens

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James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

According to politically correct descriptions, Adolf Hitler was furious when Owens won; Hitler refused to shake hands with Owens because he was Black; the Germans were embarrassed because the Owens victory “disproved” German ideas about racial differences, and so on. This has been criticized as false myths.[1]

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“Hitler didn’t snub me – it was Franklin D. Roosevelt who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send me a telegram.” – Jesse Owens: The Jesse Owens Story, 1970

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  1. Jesse Owens: Myth and Reality