Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
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.
Genre: Documentary, History
Director: Deborah Riley Draper
Actors: Blair Underwood, Sada Jacobson, Susan D. Bachrach
Duration: 90 min