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In Black and White: The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The story of Joe Lewis and Jessie Owens is not only remarkable in what they achieved, but the backdrop against which they achieved it - American racism and the rise of the Nazis. At one point the author points out that there was real and valid debate over who was worse off - a Jew in Germany in 1936 or a black in the Deep South. Some of the accounts the author manages to unearth about lynching, Jim Crow-ism and the entrenched hatred of middle America for the blacks verges on the incredible - was America really like that? Evidently.