“Hitler Didn't Snub Me — It Was Our President” ~Jesse Owens on FDR in 1936 when President Franklin Roosevelt invited all the white US Olympians to the White House, and excluded Mr. Owens. Today, Relatives of GOLD Medalist Jesse Owens and 17 other black American athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed by President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House — Finally... nbcnews.com 9/29/16
James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (Oakville, 12 de setembro de 1913 — Tucson, 31 de março de 1980) foi um atleta e líder civil norte-americano. Ele participou nos Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 1936 em Berlim, Alemanha, onde se tornou conhecido mundialmente por ganhar quatro medalhas de ouro nos 100 e 200 m rasos, no salto em distância e no revezamento 4x100 m
"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."