Clayton Earney

Clayton Earney

Clayton Earney
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Heartbreaking moment in history.  Jesse & Ruth Owens arrive home from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, Owens won a record 4 gold medals in the very presence of Adolph Hitler. Owens said, “When I came back to my native country... I couldn’t ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn’t live where I wanted. I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President…

Olympic icon Jesse Owens Jesse Owens and his wife, Ruth Owens, return home from the Olympics in Berlin on August The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, the Oakville, Alabama-born Mr. Owens won a record 4 gold medals at the 1936 games.

Jim Zwerg.  Freedom rider.  Attacked by the Klan he waited for two hours for transport to a hospital - no white ambulance would take him.

Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Montgomery, Alabama during the Freedom Ride, After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.