Jesse Owens American Experience
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.
About the Program
American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.