Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics

Open Culture has two great clips about about the 1936 Olympics when Jesse Owens won medals in the 100 and 200 yard dash , and 4 x100 meter relay and dashed Hitler's visions of an Aryan world. The first shows the actual event and the second is a kind of funny quiz show about the event. Start the first video at about 28.00 for Jesse Owens. Both clips go on much longer.  You really only need to watch or show the first couple of minutes of each.  Summer school students might enjoy the clips as the London Olympics go on.

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