Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jesse Owens

From Cleveland, Ohio, Jesse Owens was a track and field star who, following a successful career at The Ohio State University, went on to Olympic glory at Berlin in 1936 where he won an astounding four gold medals and spit in the eye of Hitler's notion of Aryan supremacy. His entry in the American Experience catalog is a surprisingly short but well rounded account nonetheless that does an excellent job of documenting both his triumphs and tribulations that may have gotten lost in his Olympic legend.