Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic Medal Up for Auction

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

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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. 

 

 

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