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Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympic Games

In this video adapted from American Experience: "Jesse Owens," learn the story of a great American athlete. Owens' medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin helped disprove the Nazi theory that nonwhite people were inferior. However, despite his Olympic victories, Owens faced racism as an African American back home in the United States.

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