Jesse Owens: “Hitler didn’t snub me—it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send me a telegram.” – quoted in Triumph, a book about the 1936 Olympics by Jeremy Schaap | 4:10

Jesse Owens: “He [Hitler] waived at me, and I waived back.” | 2:45 & 3:40!

“Every time he stepped on the field, the [mostly German] crowd went wild for Jessie Owens.” | 4:30

Jessie Owens: “The people in Germany have been really nice to me.”

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Snubbing of Jesse Owens Myth

A Holtz

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