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1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House

Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolph Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America's 17 other black Olympians found a less-than-welcoming reception from their own … Click to Continue »
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1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House

Sports / Olympics : USAToday: Olympics

Relatives of Jesse Owens and the 17 other African-Americans who competed at the 1936 Olympics will be welcomed to the White House to meet President Barack Obama on Thursday _ an honor Owens and others didn't receive after they retur...


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