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Jesse Owens: American Experience

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36.1 Jesse Owens: American Experience In 1936, the 22-year-old son of a sharecropper entered the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. He was barely able to control his anger because of the insults that Hitler and the other German leaders had hurled at him and his Negro teammates. The young athlete would channel his raw emotions into some of the most remarkable achievements in the history of athletics, winning four gold medals. This film tells the story of Owens' remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism, beginning in the poor Cleveland neighborhood where the young athlete grew up; detailing his early career, and detailing the movement in Western democracies to boycott the event. SA 09/06/14 09:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST