Jesse Owens, the son of Alabama sharecroppers, was the Olympic champion who defeated Nazi ideology in Hitler’s stadium. He later served on the Board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. His grandson, Stuart Owen Rankin, who will be in dialogue with Lori Weintrob, historian and Director of the Wagner College Holocaust Center. Representing the International Olympics Committee on the panel is Anita L. DeFrantz, a US Olympic medalist and Vice-President of the IOC.
Sponsored by the Sousa Mendes Foundation, this event will be moderated by Robert Jacobvitz.
Event will be held via Zoom. For more information or to register visit sousamendesfoundation.org/event/jesse-owens.
For questions, contact Prof. Lori Weintrob: firstname.lastname@example.org