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Aug 15


The last words said by Black youth murdered by policemen. 

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Aug 3



August 3rd 1936: Jesse Owens wins 100 metre dash

On this day in 1936 at the Berlin Olympics, American athlete Jesse Owens won the 100 metre dash, defeating world record holder Ralph Metcalfe. Owens won four gold medals, in the 100 metres, 200 metres, long jump, and 4x100 metre relay, which made him the most successful athlete in the 1936 Games. Germany’s Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler had intended to use the Games to showcase Aryan supremacy, thus the success of African-American Owens was particularly poignant. His success made him a famous figure, but back home in America segregation was still in place. After a ticker-tape parade for him in New York, he had to ride a separate elevator to reach a reception in his honour. It was often said that Hitler snubbed Owens at the Games, refusing to shake his hand, but whilst the racist Hitler was certainly displeased by Owens’s success, these stories may have been exaggerated. In fact, Owens maintains that it was US President Franklin D. Roosevelt who snubbed him, neglecting to congratulate the athlete for his success. Jesse Owens died in 1980 aged 66.

"A lifetime of training for just ten seconds
- Jesse Owens

The President wouldn’t even congratulate him. We’re over here trying to put the holocaust to an end and our country was/is driven by the same bigotry and prejudice. ‘Murica!

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Detail of kimono with flying cranes, Japan, ca. 1910-30Rijksmuseum


Detail of kimono with flying cranes, Japan, ca. 1910-30

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