Through the African American Lens: Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Film poster image including photos of a group of African American Olympians in business attire, a stamped passport, and Jesse Owens standing in front of the press at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Stadium.
Date & Time
Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event

Directed by Deborah Riley Draper, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice explores the experiences of eighteen African American Olympians who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. The film includes commentary by Lonnie G. Bunch, founding director, National  Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as Harry Edwards, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Registration for this program is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcome.

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