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Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympic Games

Hosted By: Sousa Mendes Foundation

Jesse Owens, the son of Alabama sharecroppers, was the Olympic champion who defeated Nazi ideology in Hitler’s stadium. He later served on the Board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Meet his grandson, Stuart Owen Rankin, who will be in dialogue with Lori Weintrob, historian and Director of the Wagner College Holocaust Center. Representing the International Olympics Committee on the panel is Anita L. Defranz,  a US Olympic medalist and Vice-President of the IOC.

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