Olympic Pride, American Prejudice


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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

  • 2016
  • Directed By: Deborah Riley Draper
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 90 Minutes
  1. Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
Narrated by Blair Underwood, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice shares the stories of the 18 African American athletes on the U.S. team in the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. This complicated narrative reckons with their burden of representing a Jim Crow America, as guests in Germany under Nazi rule, yet welcomed and celebrated by an international community of Olympic peers. Draper’s documentary chronicles these mostly unheralded heroes from the games to their return to America as influential figures fighting against unrelenting obstacles. Director Deborah Riley Draper is scheduled to be present. (HD Presentation)