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Filmmaker discusses African-American athletes who participated in 1936 Games in Berlin

Filmmaker discusses African-American athletes who participated in 1936 Games in Berlin

On Sunday, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture will hold a 2 p.m. screening of "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice," a 2016 documentary recalling the 18 black American athletes who participated in the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin, Germany. The Baltimore Sun spoke with filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper, who will introduce the movie and discuss it afterward.

Question: Most of us equate the 1936 Olympics with Jesse Owens. Period. What led you to flesh out the other 17 forgotten African-American athletes who took part in those Summer Games?

Riley Draper: Sometimes we get just the top...

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