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Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic Medal Up for Auction

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Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic Medal Up for Auction

December 2, 2013 Updated Dec 2, 2013 at 12:41 PM EDT

Jesse Owens' gold medal from the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany is up for auction in California.

Owens' athletic feats dealt a blow to fascism in Berlin, but he returned to racism at home and struggled to find work. Find out more about this story by watching the video below. (Video may not display on some mobile devices)

 

 




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