• Short Summary

    The proposal that Negro athletes should boycott the Olympic Games as part of the Civil Rights campaign has received no support from one of the greatest Negro sportsmen of all time - Jesse Owens.

  • Description

    The proposal that Negro athletes should boycott the Olympic Games as part of the Civil Rights campaign has received no support from one of the greatest Negro sportsmen of all time - Jesse Owens.

    The original boycott suggestion came from Negro athlete Mal Whitfield. He won the gold medal for the 800 metres race at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.

    Owens, who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympic Games was asked why he did not support Whitfield.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4TNFTNWL1F94O814X93CW65HB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TNFTNWL1F94O814X93CW65HB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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