In 1936, 18 African American athletes, dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler, participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, defying Nazi Aryan Supremacy and Jim Crow Racism, history forgot all except one. This is the story of the other 17.
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Narrated by Blair Underwood and featuring commentary by Isaiah Thomas and Carl Lewis, Olympic Pride – American Prejudice tells the story of how 18 African American athletes dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler defied Nazi Aryan Supremacy and Jim Crow Racism to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. The world remembers Jesse Owens, but Olympic Pride, American Prejudice shows how all 18 are a seminal precursor to the modern Civil Rights Movement.
This program is available online for free at the HDEC website. Film accessed by TUBI.