Jesse Owens and his wife Ruth arrive home from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, Owens won a record 4 gold medals in the very presence of Adolph Hitler. Owens said, “When I came back to my native country... I couldn’t ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn’t live where I wanted. I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either.”
Woodrow Wilson Had A Ph.D. To date, he's the only president to hold a doctorate degree, making him the highest educated president in the history of the United States. He was awarded the degree in Political Science and History from Johns Hopkins University. He also passed the Georgia Bar Exam despite not finishing law school.
President George W. Bush, center, poses with President-elect Barack Obama, and former presidents, George H.W. Bush, left, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, right, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Photo credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Official White House portrait of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, 1974-1977. He also served as vice-president after Spiro Agnew resigned, under Richard Nixon, 1973-1974. Ford became president after Nixon’s resignation.
Condoleezza Rice: political scientist and diplomat, concert pianist. Served as the 66th US Secretary of State, was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well as the second African American, and the second woman. Was also National Security Advisor in Bush's 1st term- the 1st woman to serve in that position. Told 2000 Republican Nat'l Convention, "My father joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans…