In conjunction with the release of "Race," we have pulled together nine front pages with stories about African-American track star Jesse Owens's triumphs at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Germany.
Feb. 16, 2016
Owens won four gold medals — in the 100m, 200m, long jump and 4x100m relay — and broke or equaled nine Olympic records and set three world records. He was one of 312 U.S. athletes, including 17 African Americans, who participated in the Summer Games, which Nazi leader Adolf Hitler hoped would showcase his theory of Aryan racial superiority. (Click on the newspaper to see a larger image and get additional details.)
For curriculum material on Jesse Owens and “Race,” from BrazenED, click here.