Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics, August 1936.

In August of 1936, American athlete Jesse Owens won four gold medals, setting three world records and tying a fourth in the 100 yard dash, all in front of Adolf Hitler, who had planned to use the games as a tool to promote the physical superiority of the Aryan race. 

(Source: unhistorical, via -coolrunnings)

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