Berlin 1936 Olympics - Jesse Owens American Athlete takes home gold in track & field, thus making a mockery of aryan superiority in Hitler's stadium. Yay Jesse!!!!

Quote from Jesse Owens regarding the 1936 Olympics in Berlin: "Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram." On the other hand, Hitler sent Owens a commemorative inscribed cabinet photograph of himself.

In 1936, Hitler hosted the Olympics in Berlin, intending for them to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy. American Jesse Owens shattered that goal when he won four gold medals in track & field.

Berlin Olympics, 1936 : The German silver medalist was the first to congratulate Jesse Owens and they took a lap of honour around the stadium together as the crowd rose to salute them both. "It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler," said Owens later. "You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the 24-carat friendship I felt for Lutz Long at that moment."

Jesse Owens 1936

Wilma Rudolph 1960 Olympics

Heartbreaking moment in history. Jesse & Ruth Owens arrive home from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. 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, eithe...

Joe Louis and Jesse Owens (1935) Two great champions!!! Black history folks

George H.W. Bush, captain of the Yale baseball team, receives the manuscript of Babe Ruth's autobiography that Ruth was donating to Yale's library in 1948.

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Jesse Owens' four golds medals Adolf Hitler wanted to use the 1936 Olympics in Berlin to showcase Nazi Germany and prove the racial inferiority of African-Americans among ethnic groups. Instead, American track and field star Jesse Owens stole the show, winning four gold medals on Hitler's home turf.

Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, which were held in Nazi Germany.

Sepp Dietrich, Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler, April 1937.

Churchill making his famous "V for victory" sign in 1943.

Annie Oakley- American Sharpe Shooter

Hazel Ying Lee was the first Chinese American woman to fly for the United States military

The Lynching of Jesse Washington - Jesse Washington, a teenage African-American farmhand, was lynched in Waco, Texas, on May 15, 1916, in what became a well-known example of racially motivated lynching. Washington was accused of raping and murdering the wife of his white employer in rural Robinson, Texas. There were no eyewitnesses to the crime, but during his interrogation by the McLennan County sheriff he signed a confession and described the location of the murder weapon

Jewish refugees, approaching allied soldiers, become aware that they have just been liberated, April, 1945

Instructing a Hitler Youth.

The Berlin Wall was built on August 15, 1961. Photo caption: A German soldier helps a young boy cross the barbed wire which was a marker for where the Berlin wall would soon be built. The guard was caught and immediately punished (which we can assume was by death).