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Deborah Riley Draper’s “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice” Shines a Light on the Black Olympic Heroes of 1936

The 2016 Olympics will end this Sunday, but the story of 18 Black Olympians who in 1936 competed in the Summer Olympics in Berlin was commemorated in the new documentary, “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice.” Here, TNJ Sr Editor Sergie Willoughby talks to the filmmaker about the legacy of these heroes what that legacy means for today’s Black athletes. read more

The 2016 Olympics will end this Sunday, but the story of 18 Black Olympians who in 1936 competed in the
Summer Olympics in Berlin was commemorated in the new documentary, “Olympic Pride,
American Prejudice.” Here, TNJ Sr Editor Sergie Willoughby talks to the filmmaker about the legacy of these heroes what that legacy means for today’s Black
athletes.

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Deborah Riley Draper’s “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice” Shines a Light on the Black Olympic Heroes of 1936