Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

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Synopsis:
In 1936, when 18 African American athletes dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, defying Nazi Aryan Supremacy and Jim Crow Racism, history forgot all except one, Jesse Owens. This is the story of the other 17.   Their heroic collective action created a seminal moment in Civil Rights.  The film follows the athletes from the attempted boycott of the 1936 Olympics to the Trials to the Games and then to the unceremonious return to America.


Starring: Carl Lewis, Isiah Thomas, Dr. Harry Edwards
Director:
 Deborah Riley Draper
Producer: Blair Underwood, Amy Tiemann, Michael A. Draper, Deborah Riley Draper
Writers: Deborah Riley Draper
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Running Time: 01:20:00
Language: English
Country of Production: 
United States
Year Completed: 2016


Showtime: Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 2:00pm

Location: National Center for Civil and Human Rights | 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, | Atlanta, GA 30313