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In Reply to: RE: "Race." Jessie Owens and the 1936 Nazi Olympics. posted by free.ranger on July 25, 2017 at 21:10:57
Was Owens allowed to travel to Berlin with the white athletes I wonder. Was he invited to the White House after the Olympics? I dont think its just the Nazies who did not like a black athlete.
But one of the end scripts stated that there was no White House invite.
Honors given later, some after his death in 1984.
An interesting dorm room conversation was portrayed between Owens and Long when they agreed that the situations in both countries were about equally screwed. This was in 1936; the war began in 1939.
You're right. America didn't like blacks or jews. There were many who were sympathetic to Hitler.
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