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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

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In 1936, 18 African American athletes dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler defied Nazi Aryan Supremacy and Jim Crow Racism to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. The world remembers Jesse Owens. But, Olympic Pride American Prejudice shows how all 18 are a seminal precursor to the modern Civil Rights Movement.

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From Odie Henderson at RogerEbert.com:

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice tackles its subject in a straightforward manner freed from dramatic license and the fear of box office failure. Full Review

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