After Jesse Owens won the 100-meter event, a furious Hitler stormed out of the stadium.
While Jesse Owens helped the U.S. triumph at the games, his return home was not met with the kind of fanfare one might expect. President Franklin D. Roosevelt failed to meet with Owens and congratulate him, as was typical for champions. Jesse wouldn't be properly recognized until 1976, when President G. Ford awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Gloria Owens Hemphill (the eldest, who was 4 when her father competed in the Olympics), Beverly Owens Prather and Marlene Owens Rankin