A Moment In History: Jesse Owens

by sam


In the summer of 1936, the world was teetering on the edge of war. Adolf Hitler had risen to power in Germany and was boasting of a new thousand-year rule under the German race. In 1936, his home country hosted the Summer Olympic Games in the German capital of Berlin. It was the prime opportunity for Hitler to showcase the superiority of his race. But a young African American sprinter spoiled that chance and embarrassed the German dictator on his home turf. Let’s discover the inspiring performance of Jesse Owens in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.