American Experience Jesse Owens
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympics captivated the world and infuriated the Nazis. Details
Program: American Experience
Episode: Jesse Owens
The most famous athlete of his time, his stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Despite the racial slurs he endured, Jesse Owens' grace and athleticism rallied crowds across the globe. But when the four-time Olympic gold medalist returned home, he could not even ride in the front of a bus.• Visit the Jesse Owens webpage
Premiere Date: 05/01/2012
Episode Expires: Thu 30 Apr 2015
TV Rating: NR
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A synopsis of the film, which premieres May 1, 2012.
Behind the Scenes
A look inside the making of Jesse Owens
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A teaching resource for the film