At the 1936 Olympics, 18 black athletes went to Berlin as part of the U.S. team. Pictured here are (left to right rear) Dave Albritton, and Cornelius Johnson, high jumpers; Tidye Pickett, a hurdler; Ralph Metcalfe, a sprinter; Jim Clark, a boxer, and Mack Robinson, a sprinter. In front are John Terry, (left) a weight lifter and John Brooks, a long jumper.
Jesse Owens' Four Golds Medals ~ Adolf Hitler intended the 1936 Olympics in Berlin to Showcase Nazi Germany; Prove Racial Inferiority of African-Americans as an ethnic group. Instead, American Track & Field Star Jesse Owens Stole The Show, Winning Four Gold Medals on Hitler's home turf. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1104/sports-greatest-moments/content.2.html
Jesse Owens was the most successful athlete in the 1936 Olympics. At a time when the Nazi authorities in Berlin were propagating Aryan supremacy, Jesse Owens’ superb performance was looked upon as a fitting answer to Adolf Hitler. This image, put into context, speaks volumes of Owens’ timely victories
Symbolizing the most controversial games in history, the Nazi Olympics, were as conflicted as this symbol representing them. The Imperial eagle has been a symbol of the region for generations, but emblazoned with the swastika, a symbol coopted from the Jewish people, it shows the way in which Germany had been stolen by mad men. The Olympic rings are ironic because the Olympics represent unity through national friendship, while the Nazi's valued unity through force. High cognitive effort