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Jesse Owens / A Firelight Films production for American Experience in association with WDR ; American Experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; written and produced by Stanley Nelson ; produced and directed by Laurens Grant.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

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LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library DVD DOCUMENTARY (Text) 30477100910052 Main Floor: DVD In transit -
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell DVD 796.42 OWE (Text) 36823002002767 AV Educational Available -
Winchester Comm. PL - Winchester DVD NF (Text) 76682000133951 Free DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608836413
  • ISBN: 160883641X
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Home Video, 2012.

Content descriptions

Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Tom Phillips; editor, Aljernon Tunsil.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Andre Braugher.
Summary, etc.:
Despite Jesse Owens's remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the athlete struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling to overcome its own deeply entrenched bias.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; widescreen presentation, NTSC, region 1, 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English audio; English SDH subtitles.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980.
Track and field athletes > United States > Biography.
African American athletes > Biography.
Racism > United States.
Genre: Biographical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical films.

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