American Experience: Jesse Owens

Tuesday July 16 at 9 p.m.

Jesse Owens– The most famous athlete of his time. His triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games inspired the world. Jesse Owens’ grace and athleticism rallied crowds across the globe, despite the ongoing racism in the country. Jesse Owens takes a look at how Americans idolize athletes during their fleeting fame but forgets them once they no longer suit their purpose. 

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