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American athletes Jesse Owens and Dave Albritton

African American athletes Jesse Owens and Dave Albritton pose with a German citizen. They both competed in the 1936 Olympic Games. Albritton won the silver medal in high jump. Owens won gold medals in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, broad (long) jump, and the 4x100-meter relay.


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Jesse Owens and Dave Albritton, both American athletes competing in the 1936 Olympics, pose with a German citizen

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