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    Jesse Owens Wins Gold In Nazi Germany The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were marked by Hitler's desire to showcase Aryan supremacy and American Jesse Owens' refusal to play along. Owens won four gold medals at the games including the long jump. This photo from the medal stand of that event is one of the most powerful images in Olympic history.

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    Jesse Owens after winning the long jump at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany, at which he won 4 gold medals pic.twitter.com/XYJIOQbxiW

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    BLACK HISTORY MONTH: . Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics held in Nazi Germany.

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Jesse Owens in the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were marked by Hitler's desire to showcase Aryan supremacy and American Jesse Owens' refusal to play along. Owens won four gold medals at the games including the long jump. This photo from the medal stand of that event is one of the most powerful images in Olympic history. The 30 Most Powerful Sports Photographs Of All Time

Jesse Owens on the medal stand to receive one of his four Gold Medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany • photo: Hoffmann / German Federal Archive on Wikipedia

Jesse Owens- Owens’ career may have been mangled by the usual brew of prejudice and bureaucracy (he finished up racing against horses), but his name echoes down the ages as a once-in-a- generation sprinter, who posted times still respectable today. His four golds in front of Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics had significance far beyond sport.

On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens wins the first of four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics.

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Jesse Owens was the most successful athlete in the 1936 Olympics. At a time when the Nazi authorities in Berlin were propagating Aryan supremacy, Jesse Owens’ superb performance was looked upon as a fitting answer to Adolf Hitler. This image, put into context, speaks volumes of Owens’ timely victories

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Jesse Owens Jesse Owens........winner of four gold medals in the 1963 Berlin Olympics: 100m sprint, 200m sprint, long jump, and 4x100 meter relay team.