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Jesse Owens Stands Tall Amidst Nazi Propaganda

When Adolf Hitler used the 1936 Berlin Olympic games as a stage to promote Nazi propaganda, unwavered track-and-field legend Jesse Owens responded by winning four gold medals and crushing any idea of white supremacy in the process. Legend.

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