Deborah Riley Draper

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice explores the experiences of 18 African American Olympians almost 80 years ago, who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. The athletes represented a country that considered them second class citizens and competed in a country that rolled out the red carpet in spite of an undercurrent of Aryan superiority and anti-Semitism. 

By: Deborah Riley Draper

Speakers: Deborah Riley Draper